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Gardaí arrest drink driver who failed to stop jeep

Gardaí in Co Laois arrested a drink driver for multiple offences over the weekend.

Initially, the driver, who was behind the wheel of a jeep, failed to stop for Gardaí, who were performing a checkpoint in the county on Sunday, April 10th, 2022.

Gardaí eventually arrested the motorist for intoxicated driving, and they were also found to be in possession of cocaine.

He was later charged with dangerous driving and is due before the courts.

Gardaí bring bogus power-washer seller to a halt

Gardaí in Co Kilkenny brought the driver of vehicle, who is reportedly, selling power-washers, to a halt earlier last week.

Unit C Kilkenny stumbled upon the non-Republic of Ireland reg Discovery while travelling the county on Friday (April 8th, 2022) morning.

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In a brief post on social media, a spokesperson for Garda Síochána Waterford/Kilkenny/Carlow said:

“He is going around selling power washers which he described to the lads as ‘rubbish’. Not a great endorsement. It is suggested that his sales techniques could be described as ‘pushy’.”

The incident prompted Gardaí to issue advice to members of the general public.

“Our advice stays as good advice; buy a product or service that you trust from a source that you trust,” the post concluded.

Farmer in court over 91 reactors

Meanwhile, a farmer has appeared in court after failing to comply with a notice to isolate tuberculosis (TB) reactors.

Philip Thomas Gordon (26), with an address at Clay Road, Keady, Co. Armagh, appeared before Armagh Magistrates’ Court on April 4th, 2022.

The judge handed him a fine of £500 and ordered the 26-year-old to pay a £15 offender levy.

The case arose following a cattle identification inspection that officers from DAERA Welfare, and Enforcement Branch conducted.

The court heard that he had not isolated a total of 91 animals, that had previously tested positive for tuberculosis, to prevent the further spread of the disease.

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