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Wednesday, 27th May 2020

Man charged after jeep charges Garda C-19 checkpoint

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A man is due in Court this morning, in connection with the endangerment of a Garda at a Covid 19 checkpoint on Monday.

On May 21, 2020 while Gardaí were conducting a checkpoint at Ravensdale, Dundalk, County Louth a 4x4 drove at the checkpoint at speed forcing Gardaí to take evasive action to avoid being hit.

The 4 x4 then fled across the border to Northern Ireland.

Gardaí in Dundalk liaised with PSNI colleagues, and on Monday May 25, a man in his 30’s was arrested at Ballymakellet, Ravensdale.

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He was detained at Dundalk Garda Station in connection with endangerment.

He has since been charged and will appear at Dundalk District Court this morning

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