BREXIT WORRIES OVER BOY RACERS
CONTINUED COOPERATION BETWEEN GARDAI AND PSNI
The need for continued co-operation between the gardai and the PSNI to target boy racers in the border area was highlighted at the recent Dundalk Joint Policing Committee meeting which took place in Carlingford.
Sinn Fein Cllr Antoin Watters said that boy racers were back along the border, at Ballymascanlon, Carrickarnon and other roads in the border area.
In light of the approach of Brexit, he said it was important that they keep up the co-operation and sharing of information with the PSNI so that they could deal with this issue.
He was backed by his party colleague, Cllr Edel Corrigan who said that the problem of people engaging in dangerous driving ‘ has massively returned to this area on Thursday evenings.’
Supt Gerry Curley told the meeting that the gardai had previously dealt with those who engaged in ‘ boy racing’ and that they would target them again before Christmas.
However, he pointed out that they had to be careful in how they approached the problem as there had been incidents in the past where patrol cars had been rammed and written off and this was an issue which they had to be conscious off, especially in light of budget restrictions.
‘We have to be careful,’ he stated. He revealed that there had been some successful operations taken against boy racers in conjunction with the PSNI.
The Ballymac roundabout.