Man held over Cork road race

Wed, May 9, 2012, 01:00

A road race in which two Traveller men raced sulkies on the main Cork city to Mallow Road on Saturday morning has resulted in man being arrested while more arrests are expected.

Footage of the video, which has been viewed over 10,000 times on YouTube in the three-day period since it was uploaded to the site on May 6th, shows two men riding sulkies; carts with two wheels and a seat but no body pulled by horses.

The footage shows a garda car driving at speed on the road ahead, with its lights and sirens on, however the racers, and other vehicles, do not stop immediately stop.

Instead the 6 minute 34 second-long footage shows a number of near misses as the riders, and the vehicle in which the man recording the footage is travelling, narrowly avoid oncoming traffic, with several oncoming cars forced to drive along the hard shoulder to avoid the riders.

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