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cop chase Woman arrested after livestreaming M50 Garda chase laughs at social media reaction

She was released from custody and will appear before Dublin District Court later this month in connection with the incident.

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Gemma Greene

Gemma Greene

Gemma Greene

The Dublin woman who led gardai on a high speed chase which she live streamed on Instagram has laughed at the amount of hit hits the video got on social media.

Gemma Greene, from Coolock in north Dublin, was arrested by gardai after the lengthy chase from Dublin to Wicklow and back which ended in Ballymun last Monday.

She was released from custody and will appear before Dublin District Court later this month in connection with the incident.

In live stream of the incident which lasted just under an hour Greene can be heard singing along to music and taunting gardai as she whizzes down the M50 in her Mercedes.

Posting on social media this week after her release she posted laughing emojis at the amount of hits her Instagram page was getting. “That is mad. 2 million impressions,” she said.

In an interview with today’s Irish Daily Star she claimed the incident started after she was driving out of her estate and spotted a garda and thought he was going to pull her over so she sped off.

“I said I’m not f**king listening to this today. He didn’t even put the blue lights on. He didn’t even pull me to stop. I put the foot down and went for it.”

She said the only reason she stopped was because she was running out of fuel.

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Gemma Greene

Gemma Greene

Gemma Greene

The incident started when Greene failed to stop for gardai shortly before 6pm on Friday. She then drove at speed on the M50 southbound towards Wicklow.

Dozens of garda vehicles joined in the chase along with the Garda helicopter and Greene drove to the Kilmacanogue exit of the N11 before turning around and heading back north towards Ballymun.

During the livestream she sings along to music and boasts about how she’s outrunning gardai in her car. She can also be seen throwing an object out of the window of her vehicle during the chase as gardai pursue her.

The chase eventually stopped when Greene’s car stopped at Hampton Wood in Ballymun shortly before 7pm and she excited the vehicle before numerous gardai tackled her to the ground.

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