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Teen thug admits ramming garda vehicle with stolen car

Teen thug admits ramming garda vehicle with stolen car

A TEENAGE boy has admitted ramming a Garda patrol vehicle with a stolen car during a pursuit in Dublin.

The 17-year-old boy pleaded guilty on Tuesday to endangerment of life by driving at a stationary garda patrol vehicle resulting in a collision at the Malahide Road, Coolock, Dublin, on May 3 last.

He also admitted other connected offences: motor theft, dangerous driving and not having a licence.

Judge John O'Connor heard at the Dublin Children's Court that the car was stolen in Clondalkin and the youth then led gardai on a chase.

The court heard it ended when he drove at and collided with a stationary Garda car. Two gardai were taken to hospital but were able to return to work a week later.

Earlier Garda Warren O'Sullivan also said the boy, who cannot be named because he is a minor, made no reply to the charges.

The boy, who was accompanied to court by two relatives, was remanded on continuing bail to appear again in three weeks for sentencing.

A probation report on the youth has to be furnished to the court.