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Woman arrested after kicking garda in the eye

A garda was kicked in the eye at an incident at a checkpoint

A woman was arrested after kicking a garda in the face following an incident at a checkpoint on the Dublin Road in Portlaoise last night.

The woman violently lashed out and kicked the garda in the eye after becoming violent and agitated following the seizure of her car.

The incident happened at 11.25pm and the female, in her 20s, hit the officer before she had been arrested.

She is understood to be from the area. Investigations are underway and a file is been prepared for the DPP.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.