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25 May 2022

Longford gardaí arrest disqualified driver and impound vehicle

Longford gardaí arrest disqualified driver and impound vehicle

Longford gardaí arrest disqualified driver and impound vehicle

A disqualified driver was arrested at a Garda checkpoint in Longford over the weekend.

The car was stopped for a road traffic offence by Longford Roads Policing Unit while on active patrol.

Court hears how Longford man stole digger and attempted to hide it in back garden of house

In an incident described as 'utmost lunacy', a man stole a €25,000 digger by driving it 3km to his home in Longford town at 3 mp/hr during the early hours of the morning before attempting to hide it in his back garden, a court has heard.

Checks were done on the Garda Mobility App and indicated that the motorist was disqualified from driving.

The car was impounded and the driver was arrested with a court appearance to follow.

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