Driver ar­rested af­ter be­ing re­ported by sev­eral oth­ers

Bray People - - NEWS -

A MALE mo­torist was ar­rested for dan­ger­ous driv­ing af­ter speed­ing along the hard shoul­der at Bal­li­nameesda, Cool­beg and forc­ing other ve­hi­cles onto the op­po­site side of the road.

Gar­dai in Wick­low, Bray and Ark­low all re­ceived calls from con­cerned mo­torists alert­ing them to a white Volk­swa­gen van driv­ing at speed on the hard shoul­der to try avoid a con­sid­er­able build-up of traf­fic on Satur­day af­ter­noon.

There were also re­ports that the same ve­hi­cle was spotted driv­ing along the me­dian strip at the Ash­ford by­pass, at Barn­dar­rig, and at other lo­ca­tions.

The van was head­ing south­bound and upon reach­ing Bal­li­nameesda, the male driver moved onto the hard shoul­der in an at­tempt to pass out traf­fic which was mov­ing slowly at the time. His ac­tions forced other mo­torists to move their ve­hi­cles onto the op­po­site side of the road to avoid a col­li­sion. Gar­dai from Wick­low town ar­rived at the scene and wit­nessed the van driv­ing at high speed on the hard shoul­der. At 2.15 p.m. the van was stopped and its owner was ar­rested and brought to Wick­low Garda Sta­tion for ques­tion­ing.

A Garda spokesper­son said charges will fol­low.

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