Man charged following Limerick city pursuit

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

A MAN who was arrested following a high-speed pursuit across parts of Limerick city centre is expected to appear in court later this week after he was charged in connection with the incident.

A MAN who was arrested following a high-speed pursuit across parts of Limerick city centre is expected to appear in court later this week after he was charged in connection with the incident.

The drama unfolded shortly after 4.30 on Friday evening when a yellow car was observed driving erratically in the King’s Island area of the city.

Initial attempts by gardai to stop the vehicle proved unsuccessful and the pursuit continued until the vehicle crashed on William Street.

Over a dozen gardai were involved in the pursuit and it took several gardai to arrest the driver of the vehicle as hundreds of people looked on.

“I just saw the yellow car and the guards were coming against him and when the car crashed it took six of them to arrest him,” said onlooker Tim Hourigan.

Martin O’Connor, who works at O’Connor’s Cameras, described what he saw.

“I saw the car going passed the window - flying it up the street - and then I heard a bang when he hit the kerb and I thought he had killed someone because it’s a busy street,” he said.

A man in his thirties, who was detained at Henry Street garda station, was later charged under the Road Traffic Act. He was released on bail to appear in court on a later date.