Man arrested and another injured after high-speed car chase

Vehicle being pursued is stopped by eight Garda vehicles at the Harold’s Cross Bridge

A large number of Garda vehicles were involved in a high-speed chase through parts of south Dublin on Saturday morning.

A large number of Garda vehicles were involved in a high-speed chase through parts of south Dublin on Saturday morning.

 

A man was arrested and another injured following a high-speed chase involving at least eight Garda cars across parts of south Dublin on Saturday morning.

Details of the incident remain unclear but the chase reportedly took place through Harold’s Cross and Kimmage and ended when the vehicle being pursued was surrounded and stopped by eight marked and unmarked Garda vehicles at the Harold’s Cross Bridge.

A man in his 50s was taken to hospital with minor injuries. The arrested man was detained at Terenure Garda station.

One witness to the incident, who was near the Harold’s Cross Bridge, said they saw a light grey SUV driven at high speed by a man wearing a hoodie being pursued by a number of marked Garda cars along the Harold’s Cross Road towards Terenure at around 11.05am.

A couple of minutes later the same car re-emerged on the Lower Kimmage Road heading toward the city centre at high speed before it was stopped at the Harold’s Cross Bridge.

A social media video shows at least eight marked and unmarked cars surrounding the SUV at the Harold’s Cross Bridge.

The grey SUV and at least one of the Garda cars appear to have been damaged.

The incident caused traffic disruption along Clanbrassil Street approaching the Grand Canal and both directions approaching Harold’s Cross along the Canal itself although this has now cleared.

The Garda Press Office said one man was arrested following the incident.