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Man charged after dangerous driving incident in Donegal

The man had fled from gardaí after they tried to pull him over.
Jan 25th 2021, 7:13 AM 25,039 0

A MAN HAS been arrested and charged following a dangerous driving incident in which the driver fled from gardaí and a garda vehicle was struck. 

The incident took place near Tullyearl in Donegal Town yesterday afternoon.

Gardaí chased a jeep and the driver, a man in his 30s, was arrested. 

Garda noticed a jeep which appeared to be driving in a dangerous manner and signalled for it to pull over just after 1.30pm at Drumlonagher. 

The vehicle didn’t stop and drove away from gardaí. A “managed containment pursuit” was carried out. During this, a garda vehicle was hit.

One garda was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. 

A garda gun was fired during the incident and GSOC has been notified. 

The pursuit continued until the jeep went off the road near the Tullyearl roundabout. 

The driver of the vehicle fled from gardaí after the jeep stopped. 

There were four other passengers, two men and two women, in the vehicle. They remained at the side of the road during this time.

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They were arrested at the location and taken to Ballyshannon Garda Station before later being released. 

The driver and the four passengers were uninjured in the incident. 

The driver was found and arrested in a nearby field. He will appear before the Donegal Town District Court this morning. 

Investigations are ongoing.

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