Two youths arrested by Dundalk Gardai after dangerous driving rampage on M1 motorway

Tia Clarke


Tia Clarke


Two males, aged 23 and 26 years old, have been detained for dangerous driving offences and a number of road traffic offences following a driving rampage at the weekend.

A 51-year-old man, who was driving along the Newtownbalregan road at 12:40am on Sunday night (February 18) was hit by a vehicle.

Posts on the New Traffic Watch Louth And Monaghan And Speed Vans Facebook group reported seeing a number of ambulances and Garda squad cars in pursuit of the dangerous drivers.

Dundalk Gardai said that two males were arrested and taken to hospital as a “precautionary measure”.

No life-threatening injuries were sustained in the crash, according to the gardai.

The two young males are currently being questioned by Gardai at Dundalk Garda Station.