Saturday 24 March 2018

Shocking scenes as row spills on to motorway

A still from footage taken at the scene of the arrests
A still from footage taken at the scene of the arrests

Martin Grant

Shocking scenes recorded on a mobile phone caught the moment when gardaí arrested three individuals who allegedly were involved in an altercation on the M1 motorway last night.

It is believed a row broke out amongst several people in a car before the heated exchange spilled over on to the carriageway of the M1 motorway near Drogheda.

Sources told the Irish Independent that the driver of the car pulled over on to the hard shoulder and a row continued on one of the country's busiest roads.

It is understood that passing motorists alerted gardaí to the dangerous incident.

The footage recorded gardaí trying to deal with the individuals involved - with one garda using a baton to deal with the situation.

A spokesman for the gardaí confirmed they are investigating the matter.

"Gardaí in Drogheda are investigating a minor public order incident which occurred on the M1 today near Drogheda," the garda spokesman said.

"The incident occurred at 5.30pm. Three men have been arrested in connection with this incident and are currently detained at Drogheda Garda Station."

Irish Independent

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