Two garda patrol cars damaged during a high-speed pursuit

By William O'Connor

A MAN in his late 20s has been charged with suspected endangerment and a number of road traffic offences following an incident in Tallaght on Monday night.

At approximately 10.20pm on Monday December 9 while on active patrol, gardai from Tallaght attempted to stop a car at Rossfield Avenue in Tallaght.

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The car failed to stop and collided with patrol cars before leaving the scene at high speed in the direction of the M50.

Following a pursuit involving a number of Garda units, including the Air Support Unit, the occupants of the car were arrested after a controlled stop by detectives on the M50 a short time later.

The driver of the car, a man in his late 20s, was detained under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Tallaght Garda Station.

A female passenger (30s) who was in the car at the time was also detained for questioning. The car was found to have been fitted with false registration plates and has been seized for forensic and technical examination.

“At approximately 10.20pm while on active patrol, gardai from Tallaght attempted to stop a car at Rossfield Avenue in Tallaght,” according to a Garda statement.

“The car failed to stop and collided with patrol cars before leaving the scene at high speed in the direction of the M50.

“Following a managed pursuit involving a number of Garda units and including the Air Support Unit, the occupants of the car were arrested after a controlled stop by detectives on the M50 a short time later.”

Two patrol cars were damaged and one garda narrowly avoided serious injury when the suspect car initially fled from gardai at Rossfield Avenue.

It’s understood this car was allegedly involved in serious criminality in the Newry area of County Down in recent days.

The man is due before Cloverhill District Court on December 17.

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