Gardai in Louth make arrest after car turns away from checkpoint

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Gardai in Louth make arrest after car turns away from checkpoint

Gardai from Dundalk staged a multi-agency checkpoint with customs on the N33 at Ardee as part of ‘Operation Thor’ on Friday afternoon.

While one car was seized, another car turned away from the checkpoint, however gardaí stopped the car on the M1 motorway a short time later.

The driver was arrested for drink driving and his passenger was arrested as there was a warrant in existence.