Joy riders cause havoc
at Ballymac

Jim Loughran
Joy riders in north Louth are causing havoc, according to Sinn Fein councillor Jim Loughran.

Joy riders in north Louth are causing havoc, according to Sinn Fein councillor Jim Loughran.

Cllr Loughran raised the matter at the recent meeting of Dundalk municipal district council.

He said so called joy riders were creating chaos at Ballymascanlon and other roundabouts in the north Louth area.

One local resident rang the gardai to report the problem but was told the gardai could not deal with the situation as only one patrol car was available that evening.

“The so-called joy riders are throwing water on the road at the roundabouts to create a more hazardous scenario,” Cllr Loughran said. “The whole situation has got entirely out of hand.”

Louth Local Authority senior engineer, Gerry Kelly, said a council collision prevention committee sits down with an Garda Siochana to deal with this kind of problem which he agreed is getting worse.

“You see it now even on motorway,” Mr Kelly said.”

Cllr Loughran and his colleague Cllr Edel Corrigan have already had meetings with an Garda Siochana and the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) about joy riding in the border area.