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Laois Gardai make two arrests and seize vehicles of disqualified drivers

Laois Gardai have made two arrests and seized two vehicles after coming into contact with two disqualified drivers in recent days.

Laois Roads Policing Unit stopped a speeding taxi on the M7 on Tuesday morning and made an arrest.

They said: “A scan of the driver’s licence showed the driver to be Disqualified from Driving.

“Driver arrested and Charged to appear before Portlaoise District Court. Vehicle Seized.”

On Monday, an incident in Ballacolla led to another arrest.

Gardai said: “Laois Roads Policing Unit on patrol on Monday morning in Ballacolla were alerted to an untaxed vehicle by in car ANPR technology.

“When the vehicle was stopped the driver was discovered to be under the influence of an intoxicant and also driving while disqualified.

“Driver arrested and vehicle seized. Driver Charged to appear before Portlaoise District Court.”

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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.