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Sick and tyred Kildare gardai seize 'dangerous' car and make two arrests in 'boy racer' crackdown

Seven motorists were also detected exceeding speed limits while one vehicle was seized for having dangerous defects and no road tax.

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Car seized by gardai

Car seized by gardai

Kildare Garda Division

Car seized by gardai

Kildare gardai made two arrests, one for dangerous driving and one for drug driving, following an operation on Saturday night targeting “boy racers”. 

Seven motorists were also detected exceeding speed limits while one vehicle was seized for having dangerous defects and no road tax.

Officers from the Naas and Athy Roads Policing Units mounted the operation to tackle what they termed “an organised meeting and the resulting anti-social behaviour including road traffic offences”.

The Kildare Garda Division's Christmas and New Year's road safety campaign continues over the festive season with checkpoints throughout Kildare at all times of the day and night.

Gardai will be checking drivers suspected of being under the influence of drink and drugs in coming days in the county.

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A car with 'dangerous defects' was seized

A car with 'dangerous defects' was seized

Kildare Garda Divsion

A car with 'dangerous defects' was seized

This latest operation follows a break up of a ‘car meet’ gathering of hundreds of people in Co Cork that gardai described as “disgraceful”.

Gardai said more than 250 vehicles and around 700 to 800 people attended the gathering at Eastgate in Little Island on Saturday in contravention of public health regulations and guidelines that are in place.

Officers said there was very little evidence of social distancing, wearing of face coverings or general compliance with public health guidelines.

In a statement, a garda spokesman said: “Ages of participants included older males in their 30s and 40s, some accompanied by young children, but mainly males and females in their 20s.

“Participants had travelled from outside the greater Cork area and various parts of Munster.”

A senior garda inspector described the event as “a disgraceful gathering of persons, despite the health advices in the last few days”.

Gardai said that the large group had dispersed when ordered to do so.

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