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Man Arrested - Dangerous Driving Incident, Monkstown , Co.Dublin - 9th May 2023

Issue Date: 15th June 2023

Gardaí have arrested a man in connection with a dangerous driving incident which occurred in the Monkstown area of Co.Dublin on 9th May 2023.

At the time, Gardaí were on proactive patrol near the Oliver Plunkett Road when they observed a parked vehicle that had been reported stolen.

A uniformed member exited the marked Garda patrol car to approach the parked vehicle. The stolen vehicle then proceeded to mount the footpath at speed, colliding with the marked patrol car, narrowly missing pedestrians and the uniformed member.

No Garda members or civilians were injured during the incident.

The man, aged in his 30s, is currently detained at a Garda Station in East Dublin under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Investigations are ongoing.