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Offaly teenager arrested after driving into group of pedestrians

Gardaí are now appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward.
The teen was taken to Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore

The teen was taken to Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore

Neasa Cumiskey

A teenager was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after crashing into a group of pedestrians in Co. Offaly this morning.

The incident took place shortly before 12.30am on Sunday morning O’Connell Street in Birr, Co. Offaly.

Gardaí arrived to the scene and arrested the driver, a male juvenile in his late teens, on suspicion of drink driving and took him to Birr Garda Station.

A blood sample was provided and he was later released pending further investigations.

A number of people were taken to Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore with injuries following this incident. None of the injuries are reported as life threatening at this time.

The scene at O’Connell Street in Birr is currently preserved pending technical examination. Local diversions are in place.

Gardaí are now appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward.

Any road users or pedestrians who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were in the Emmet Square or O'Connell Street areas of Birr between 12.15am and 12.20am are asked to make this footage available to investigating Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Birr Garda Station on 057 9169710, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.


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