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Garda hospitalised after being dragged by car during pursuit in Dublin city last night

Gardaí said two men were arrested following the incident which happened at around 11.45pm last night on Luke’s Avenue, Dublin 8.

A garda's legs dangle out the window of the car.
A garda's legs dangle out the window of the car.

A GARDA WAS this morning recovering after he was dragged along by a car in Dublin’s south inner city last night. 

A video posted on social media shows a member of gardaí with half his body inside the passenger side window of a vehicle. The car is reversing at speed but the officer manages to remain inside the vehicle. 

Gardaí said two men were arrested following the incident which happened at around 11.45pm last night on Luke’s Avenue, Dublin 8.

After failing to stop for Gardaí, a pursuit took place from Cuffe Street to St Luke’s Avenue where an officer was injured when the vehicle reversed as he approached.

A garda spokeswoman said: “After assistance from the Garda Air Support Unit, the two males were arrested and were detained at Kevin Street Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984. The Garda member received minor injuries and was taken to St James Hospital where he was later released.

“A search of the prisoners also yielded a small quantity of suspected ecstasy tablets, suspected MDMA and drug paraphernalia. Investigations are ongoing.”

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