Gardaí respond to viral footage of Garda injured during car chase in Dublin
The Garda was brought to St. James's Hospital.
Two men have been arrested following an incident in which a member of An Garda Síochána was injured in Dublin on Wednesday night.
Just before midnight, Gardaí had pursued a car from Cuffe Street to St Luke's Avenue after it had failed to stop.
A video was captured of the incident, and discussed on RTÉ's Liveline on Thursday afternoon. The footage appears to show one Garda being pulled along by the car as he is halfway through the window. Several other Gardaí then chase the car on the foot.
The video was shared on Twitter by Liveline host Joe Duffy.
A listener says this happened on Dublin’s Cork Street last night. Hope the poor Garda being dragged along by the car is ok. @GardaTraffic @DubFireBrigade @rteliveline 1850715815 pic.twitter.com/3PfWt4uhtE
— JOE DUFFY (@joeliveline) August 1, 2019
A spokesperson for the Gardaí said: "After assistance from the Garda Air Support Unit, the two males were arrested and were detained at Kevin Street Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984. The Garda Member received minor injuries and was taken to St. James's Hospital where he was later released.
"A search of the prisoners also yielded a small quantity of suspected ecstasy tablets, suspected MDMA and drug paraphernalia. Investigations are ongoing."
The men arrested are believed to be in their 20s and 30s, respectively.