Man arrested after two gardaí injured in collision

Gardaí encountered a vehicle travelling erratically in Dundalk shortly after 4am

A man has been arrested in relation to an incident of dangerous driving in Dundalk on Sunday in which two gardaí were injured.

Gardaí encountered a vehicle travelling erratically on Park Street shortly after 4am. The vehicle failed to stop when requested to do so by gardaí.

A “managed containment operation” ensued which came to a conclusion shortly before 4.30am at the Redcow roundabout, Dundalk, when the offending vehicle collided with an official Garda vehicle.

Two gardaí were brought to Our Lady of Lourdes Drogheda to be treated for their injuries.


A man and two women, all aged in their 20s, the passengers of the offending vehicle, were brought to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital as a precaution.

A man in his 20s was arrested as a result and was brought to Dundalk Garda station.

Gardaí are appealing to any member of the public who may have witnessed this incident to come forward.

Gardaí are also appealing to anyone who was travelling in the Park Street, Demesne and Redcow Roundabout areas of Dundalk at this time, who may have camera footage to make this available to investigating gardaí.

Anyone with any information in relation to this incident should contact Dundalk Garda Station on 042 9388 400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station. Investigations are ongoing.

Colin Gleeson

Colin Gleeson

Colin Gleeson is an Irish Times reporter