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Stinger device needed to deflate tyres of dangerous driver in Laois town while Gardai appeal for information as Dunnes Stores broken into

A stinger device and the Garda helicopter were needed as a dangerous driver was arrested in Stradbally on Tuesday afternoon.

“Laois Roads Policing Unit arrested the driver … after it failed to stop and was involved in multiple dangerous driving incidents along the N80 between Portlaoise and Stradbally,” said Laois-Offaly Gardai in a statement.

“A Stinger device was deployed in Stradbally town which successfully deflated the front tyres on the vehicle.

“The Garda Helicopter also assisted local units in bringing this incident to a safe conclusion.

“The driver was processed at Portlaoise and has been charged to appear before Portlaoise District Court.”

Members of the public who witnessed these incidents can contact the Roads Policing Unit at Portlaoise Garda Station on 0578674100.

Meanwhile, Gardai are seeking information in relation to a burglary at Dunne’s Stores in Rathdowney overnight.

Anyone in the area between 12.30am and 1.30am are asked to come forward if they have any information.

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