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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.

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