Video: Shock footage of violence during incident on M1

NewsBy Martin Grant
A still from the video (Video via
A still from the video (Video via

Gardaí arrested three individuals who allegedly were involved in an altercation on the M1 motorway this evening.

It is believed a row broke out amongst several people in a car before the heated exchange spilled over onto the M1 motorway near Drogheda.

Sources told this evening that the driver of the car pulled over onto the hard shoulder and a row continued on one of the country’s busiest roads.

It is understood that passing motorists alerted gardaí to the incident.

This footage shows gardaí trying to deal with the individuals involved - with one gardaí using a baton to deal with the situation.

A spokesman for the gardaí confirmed they are investigating the matter.

“Gardaí in Drogheda are investigating a minor public order incident which occurred on the M1 today near Drogheda,” the garda spokesman told

“The incident occurred at approximately 5.30pm this evening. Three men have been arrested in connection with this incident and are currently detained at Drogheda Garda Station.

“Investigations are continuing.”

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission GSOC are currently investigating the matter.