Man arrested by Limerick gardai after dumping rubbish on busy Dock Road

Fintan Walsh

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Fintan Walsh

Gardai at Henry Street attended the incident at around 7.45pm on Monday, when a man was reportedly causing a disturbance in the Dock Road-St Alphonsus Street area

Gardai at Henry Street attended the incident at around 7.45pm on Monday, when a man was reportedly causing a disturbance in the Dock Road-St Alphonsus Street area

GARDAI at Henry Street have arrested a man who reportedly caused traffic disruptions after emptying the contents of a wheelie bin on the street in Limerick city centre this week.

The incident took place on Monday night, between 7pm and 7.45pm, at St Alphonsus Street and the Dock Road.

It is understood that the man, who was believed to be under the influence of an intoxicant, was causing a disturbance in the area after he emptied the contents of a bin at St Alphonsus Street.

He then proceeded to run down the Dock Road outbound, moving from the footpath to the roadway, resulting in a number of drivers to exercise extra caution.

A number of passersby made attempts to assist the man, and immediately contacted An Garda Siochana at around 7.45pm.

According to a source, gardai received the call, attended the scene and arrested the individual. The ambulance service was called to scene.

It is understood that the man failed to cooperate with gardai, and was then brought to Henry Street garda station.

This was a number of hours after gardai at Henry Street responded to a reported three-vehicle collision at the O’Curry Street-Dock Road junction shortly after 4.30pm, in a separate incident.

It is understood that the incident was minor, but there were delays along the route as a result of the incident.

There were no reported injuries.