HIGH-SPEED CHASE

Bray People - - FRONT PAGE - By MYLES BUCHANAN

A 24-YEAR- OLD man was ar­rested in the early hours of Sun­day morn­ing in Bray hav­ing led Gardai on a high-speed pur­suit start­ing in Crum­lin ear­lier on Satur­day night.

A Garda pa­trol car no­ticed a ve­hi­cle act­ing sus­pi­ciously on the Crum­lin Road and flagged the driver to pull over. In­stead they drove off at high speed.

The chase con­tin­ued through Walkin­stown and Tal­laght, with sev­eral other Garda pa­trol cars join­ing the pur­suit as it un­folded.

Back-up was pro­vided by the Garda Traf­fic Corp and the Garda Air Sup- port Unit.

The sus­pect ve­hi­cle con­tin­ued to drive in a dan­ger­ous and er­ratic man­ner and at full- speed along the N81 through Ki­la­nar­den, be­fore tak­ing the N11 in the di­rec­tion of Wick­low.

The driver then pro­ceeded to exit the N11 at junc­tion six for Bray and crossed over into the Bray area.

They were fi­nally ap­pre­hended on the Dar­gle Road at 12.15 a.m. when the mo­torist aban­doned the ve­hi­cle af­ter his progress was blocked by some road bol­lards.

He was pur­sued on foot and ar­rested a short time later.

A Garda Spokesper­son said: ‘ the pur­suit lasted for a con­sid­er­able amount of time and cov­ered a large dis­tance.

‘ Thank­fully no one was hurt or in­jured and the sus­pect was ar­rested. There were units from dif­fer­ent Garda Districts in­volved and they all worked well to­gether in ap­pre­hend­ing the sus­pect.’

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