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Trinity College gets temporary gate as man who smashed into historic entrance released

A car driven by a 68-year-old man crashed into historic wooden gates yesterday morning causing substantial damage.

AUAK1IJ The temporary gates in place at Trinity College today. Source: reddit

THIS IS THE scene at Trinity College Dublin today, where temporary gates have been put in place at the entrance.

Yesterday, at around 6.30am, a car driven by a 68-year-old man crashed into historic wooden gates, causing substantial damage.

img_20140402_072712-310x415 Source: Dónal Mulligan/Twitter

A number of cars were damaged when a car drove into the grounds on Trinity College, on exiting the College grounds the closed College gates were damaged.

The car proceeded through the gates and drove up Dawson St where a number of other cars were damaged.

It was stopped by gardaí on Dawson Street.

Gardaí confirmed today that the man who was arrested in the connection to the incident was released without charge yesterday evening at around 10pm.

A spokesperson for Trinity College confirmed to that the entrance is now open and fully accessible to members of the public today.

She said the gates at the entrance of the college were only a temporary measure, but she could not confirm how long it would take for the gates to be replaced or if it was possible for them to be repaired.

The solid oak gates damaged in yesterday’s incident date from the 1800s.

Related: Car driven by 68-year-old crashes into the frontgate of Trinity College>

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