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Wheely dangerous Teen with no driving licence or insurance arrested after garda car rammed during chase in Offaly

The driver was quickly apprehended in Tullamore town centre having lost control of the vehicle which crashed into a roadside barrier.”

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The teen evaded gardai but later crashed his car

The teen evaded gardai but later crashed his car

The teen evaded gardai but later crashed his car

A teenager is facing a court date after an early-morning car chase that resulted in a Garda patrol car being rammed.

According to a post shared to An Garda Síochána’s Laois Offaly Facebook page, a vehicle sped off as officers from Tullamore Garda Station attempted to make a routine traffic stop.

“A Garda pursuit ensued involving numerous Garda units co-ordinated by Command and Control, Dublin during which one Garda patrol vehicle was rammed,” Gardai posted on their social media page.

“The driver was quickly apprehended in Tullamore town centre having lost control of the vehicle which crashed into a roadside barrier.”

A spokesperson added “The driver was arrested and charged with numerous offences including dangerous driving, driving without a driver’s licence and driving without valid insurance.

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The teen evaded gardai but later crashed his car

The teen evaded gardai but later crashed his car

The teen evaded gardai but later crashed his car

“An investigation file is now being compiled with a view to further charges.”

The Garda Press Office confirmed that Gardaí in Tullamore were investigating an “incident of dangerous driving that occurred in the early hours of this morning, Saturday 27th February 2021”.

“A male, aged in his late teens, was arrested and taken to Tullamore Garda Station,” a Garda spokesperson said.

“He has since been charged in relation to this matter and is due to appear in Tullamore District Court next month.”

Gardai are also preparing a file for the DPP in relation to further potential charges.

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