Man (20) arrested at weekend following high speed chase in North Leitrim

Manorhamilton Gardaí arrested a man at the weekend following a chase through North Leitrim that ended in Glenfarne village.

Gardaí on an anti crime patrol around Dromahair attempted to stop a car around Dromahair at 1.41am, yet the driver failed to stop.

He was pursued for about 24km with a second patrol car also joining the pursuit.

The 20 year old driver lost control of the car outside Glenfarne hit one of the Garda cars after being cornered; the occupant of the vehicle needed to be forcefully removed.

He was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and taken to Carrick on Shannon Garda station.

One Garda suffered non life threatening injuries in the incident was removed to hospital.

The driver, who is from the Dromahair area, will appear before the next sitting of Manorhamilton District Court on Wednesday, November 13.