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Groundhog Day

Car gets impounded for no tax or insurance - it's picked up by tow truck, and two hours later it's impounded again

You can’t be at that sort of nonsense.

GARDAÍ HAVE BEEN busy on our roads this morning and have caught out a number of people flagrantly breaking the law.

In Naas, Kildare, officers stopped and impounded a vehicle for driving without tax, NCT or insurance. Fees were paid and the person presented their documents and had the car removed from the compound by tow truck. This is legal as a person can only drive their car out of the compound if they have provided their insurance documents.

Despite this, two hours later the car was on the road again and seen trying to avoid gardaí at a checkpoint. The car was yet again impounded and the driver is now facing two charges.

In Dundalk, Louth, officers apprehended a driver doing 173km/h on the M1 motorway. Two other motorists in Dundalk were found to be exceeding the speed limit close to scene of a recent fatal crash.

Meanwhile on Dublin’s quays, a bicycle garda based out of Pearse Street pulled over a driver who was holding a mobile phone despite having a Bluetooth system in the car. The driver hadn’t connected it.

Gardaí have urged motorists to obey the rules of the road or else face punishment.

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