10 Aug 2022

Garda car rammed in high-speed chase through Midlands town

Garda car rammed in high-speed chase through Tullamore

A driver was arrested in Tullamore overnight following a high-speed chase through the town.

Gardai attempted to make a routine traffic stop in the early hours of Saturday morning put a vehicle failed to stop.

A Garda pursuit ensued involving numerous Garda units co-ordinated by Command & Control, Dublin during which one Garda patrol vehicle was rammed. 

The driver was quickly apprehended in Tullamore town centre having lost control of the vehicle which crashed into a roadside barrier. 

The driver was arrested and charged with numerous offences including dangerous driving, driving without a drivers license and driving without valid insurance.

An investigation file is now being compiled with a view to further charges.

No injuries have been reported as a result of the incident. 

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