Garda sergeant assaulted at checkpoint in Portlaoise

Officer understood to have suffered facial injuries

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A garda sergeant is understood to have suffered facial injuries at a garda checkpoint in Portlaoise.

It is understood that gardaí lost a number of teeth in the incident which occurred when he was on duty at a routine checkpoint in the Colliers Lane area of Portlaoise on Wednesday night.

The Garda was hospitalised as result of his injuries but has since been discharged.

A 18 year old Portlaoise man was due to appear before Portlaoise District Court in Portlaoise today.