Six people arrested after car flees from Gardaí and damages two Garda vehicles 2 months ago

Six people arrested after car flees from Gardaí and damages two Garda vehicles

No one was injured in the incident.

Six people were arrested on Thursday night in Finglas when the car they were driving refused to stop and led Gardaí on a pursuit.

Gardaí attempted to stop a vehicle which was driving dangerously and at speed in the Cardiffsbridge Road area of Finglas.

In a statement, Gardaí said a "managed containment" operation ensued.

During the course of the pursuit the offending vehicle collided with two Garda vehicles before it was "contained" in the Abbotstown Avenue area.

The driver of the car, a man in his 30s, was arrested and charged in relation to dangerous driving offences. He is due to appear before Blanchardstown District Court on Friday morning.

Five passengers of the car, one man aged in his late teens and four men in their 20s, were also arrested at the scene but have all since been released from custody.

"I commend the members of An Garda Síochána who dealt with this reckless and dangerous incident tonight," Assistant Commissioner for the Dublin Region Pat Leahy, said on Thursday night.

"This incident clearly demonstrates there are a minority in our society who have no regard for public safety on our roads but also have no regard for Public Health during this Covid-19 emergency."

Investigations into the incident are ongoing.