Man arrested after car chase following failure to stop at Garda checkpoint

Man arrested after car chase following failure to stop at Garda checkpoint

James Cox

Gardaí have arrested and charged a man in relation to a dangerous driving incident after he failed to stop at a Covid checkpoint and led officers on a chase from north Cork to Limerick.

At around 5pm on Sunday, a car failed to stop for gardaí at an Operation Fanacht checkpoint in Kanturk, Co Cork.

A managed containment operation ensued as gardaí followed the car at a safe distance.

The car was witnessed travelling at high speed and on the wrong side of the road on occasions.

The car was eventually involved in a single vehicle collision at a roundabout in Raheen Industrial Estate, Limerick.

The driver, a man in his 20s, was arrested at the scene and was brought to Roxboro Road Garda Station.

He was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 and has since been charged.

He is due to appear before Kilmallock District Court this evening at 5pm.

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