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Two gardai hospitalised after squad cars rammed at checkpoint

Two gardai hospitalised after squad cars rammed at checkpoint

Two gardai were hospitalised after their patrol car was rammed at a checkpoint in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The incident happened at approximately 1am on Patrick Street, Portarlington Co Laois.

Both officers were taken to Tullamore General Hospital, but have since been discharged.

A man in his 40s was arrested at the scene under suspicion of drink driving.

He has since been released without charge while a file is being prepared for the DPP.