Dublin pair charged over high-speed garda chase in Longford

Both vehicles may have been stolen, gardaí reveal

Liam Cosgrove

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Liam Cosgrove

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Two Dublin men appeared at a special court sitting last week following a high-speed garda chase involving officers from Longford and Granard.

The men, aged in their early 30s and 40s, were stopped after both suspects were seen driving towards Longford from Mullingar at around 6:30pm last Thursday (February 21).

Gardaí from Edgeworthstown and Granard, along with members from the Longford Garda Traffic and Drugs Units initially stopped a black BMW X5, arresting its driver in the process.

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A short pursuit involving a grey coloured Jaguar jeep ensued shortly afterwards in the direction of Shroid with gardaí similarly arresting its sole occupant.

Both men, who are from the Clondalkin and Tallaght areas of Dublin, were later detained and questioned before later being charged with a number of road traffic offences.

A file is also presently being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to determine if any further charges can be brought against the two men.

A large portion of that focus is understood to centre on reports that both vehicles involved in the incident may have been stolen at the time.

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