Man arrested after ramming Garda car in Donegal 1 month ago

Man arrested after ramming Garda car in Donegal

A Garda was taken to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries following the incident.

A man in his 30s has been arrested following an incident near Tullyearl in Donegal Town on Sunday afternoon, 24 January.

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Gardaí signalled for a jeep, that appeared to be driving in a dangerous manner, to pull over just after 1.30pm.

The vehicle failed to stop and proceeded to drive away from Gardaí.

During the course of the pursuit, one Garda vehicle was struck before the jeep went off road near the Tullyearl Roundabout.

The driver of the vehicle fled from Gardaí when it had come to a stop while the four passengers who had been in the jeep remained at the side of the road.

The driver was located in a nearby field a short time later and arrested.

One Garda was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries following this incident.

The driver of the jeep and four passengers were uninjured.

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The four passengers, two women and two men, were arrested at the location and taken to Ballyshannon Garda Station. They have all since been released.

The driver of the jeep has been charged and will now appear before Donegal Town District Court this morning, Monday, (25 January).

A shot was discharged from a Garda firearm during this incident and as a result, GSOC have been notified of the incident.