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Man (20s) arrested in Quin following hour long pursuit by Gardaí

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Gardaí arrested one man following an hour long pursuit in parts of Co Clare on Sunday where €1,750 worth of cash and suspected drugs were seized.

At 3pm on Sunday, members of the Clare Divisional Roads Policing Unit were carrying out a spee check at Bunratty on the N18 when one car was detected travelling 150kph in a 100kphn zone. The car refused to stop for Gardaí and a managed pursuit from Clare’s RPU followed along with officers from Shannon Garda Station.

After one hour, the driver stopped the car. During the pursuit, Gardaí believe they saw a package being thrown from the vehicle in the Quin area. The package was recovered and contained €1,000 of suspected cocaine and controlled drugs which have been sent for analysis.

The driver who is a man in his twenties was arrested and brought to Shannon Garda Station. The only passenger alongside him was also a man in his twenties and he was brought to the same station for the purpose of a search where €750 in cash was seized. The driver was charged in relation to road traffic offences and will appear before the courts at a later date.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, TheJournal.ie and The42.ie. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to - paraic@clareecho.ie

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