Gardaí Portlaoise are appealing to a number of motorists that may have witnessed incidents of dangerous driving between 12 midnight and 12.45am last night on the L3777 which links Timahoe across to Ballinakill via Blandsford Cross.
The incident involved a 99D registered green Toyota Avensis.
A number of vehicles had to take evasive action.
The vehicle was eventually stopped by Gardaí at Uppcatsworth, Castlecomer Kilkenny and a number of individuals were arrested.
The driver has been charged and appeared before Portlaoise DC this morning.
If you witnessed this please contact Portlaoise Gardaí at 0578674100 giving reference number 16263290