Two arrested after near-miss crash at Donegal festival

first_imgA man and woman were arrested following a frightening crash at the Rory Gallagher Festival in Ballyshannon on Sunday night.A drunk driver smashed into railings near the festival marquee after a high-speed pursuit with Gardaí.The car had struck a roundabout before hitting the barriers on the main Belleek Road route into Ballyshannon. Nobody was injured in the incident, as festival goers were kept out of harm’s way by fast-acting Gardaí on the ground.The pursuit began at around 11pm on Sunday night after gardaí received reports of a car being driven erratically near Bundoran and Finner. The car then made a u-turn and sped in the direction of Ballyshannon.Gardaí involved in the pursuit radioed ahead to gardaí on foot patrol at the Rory Gallagher Festival to clear pedestrians from the scene.  The driver of the car and a passenger were arrested after the crash.The male driver, who was a disqualified driver, was arrested for drunk driving and dangerous driving offences. He is being charged with numerous offences and will appear in court at a later date. The female passenger was arrested for a public order offence.Investigations are continuing.Two arrested after near-miss crash at Donegal festival was last modified: June 5th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ballyshannonlast_img

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