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Four in custody after car rammed
23 Jul 2014 22:10
Four men are in custody in garda stations in Portlaoise and Tullamore this evening after a garda car was rammed and two gardaí injured in an incident in Co Laois.
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The two gardai were injured this afternoon when their patrol car was involved in a head-on collision with a car.
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The injured gardaí, a man and woman who are both stationed at Portlaoise, are not believed to have sustained life-threatening injuries.
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They were taken to hospital along with one of the four occupants of the second car.
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The male garda has been released from hospital, while his female colleague is being detained overnight for observation.
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The collision occurred at Pallas, on the Mountrath Road outside Portlaoise, as gardaí were pursuing a car at around 3pm.
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The garda car was hit on the driver's side by a BMW, which then cross the road and overturned.
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One man was arrested as he got out of the BMW, while three others ran into a nearby field before being arrested a short distance away.
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Three are being medically assessed at Portlaoise Garda Station. The fourth is in an unknown condition in hospital.
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The two gardaí are understood to be badly shaken following their ordeal.
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