Garda hospitalised after being dragged on road by suspected drink driver in Tipperary 1 week ago

Garda hospitalised after being dragged on road by suspected drink driver in Tipperary

The Garda sustained a broken ankle, numerous cuts and bruises and head injuries in the incident.

A Garda was hospitalised following multiple injuries sustained in an incident with a suspected drink driver in Tipperary on Friday.

Gardaí are investigating a road traffic collision that occurred in the Birdhill area of Tipperary at approximately 6.50pm on Friday (11 May), in which a Garda member sustained a broken ankle, numerous cuts and bruises and head injuries.

Gardaí initially responded to a call in relation to a possible drink driver in the Birdhill area at 5.50pm and observed a man entering a jeep. The driver failed to stop and drove towards Birdhill.

At a junction in Birdhill, the car lost control and collided with a signpost. A Garda officer approached the vehicle and was injured when the jeep reversed and drove towards the Limerick road at speed.

The injured Garda was taken to University Hospital Limerick, where his injuries were identified.

A man in his 50s was subsequently arrested and was detained at Nenagh Garda Station.

The scene has been examined by Garda Forensic Collisions Investigators and investigations are ongoing.