Period of detention extended for men who rammed Garda car in Cahersiveen

A period of detention has been extended for two men arrested in Cahersiveen who rammed a Garda car while being pursed this morning.

The men, in their late twenties and early thirties, were initially held for six hours.

Gardaí confirmed this period has been extended – the men can be held for a maximum of 24 hours.
A dark Honda with a registration of 97 DL first came to Garda attention last night and was sighted again by Gardai this morning in Cahersiveen.

A pursuit ensued and vehicle failed to stop – at one point the vehicle rammed the Garda car however nobody was injured.

Gardai arrested the two men in the car this morning at 10.45am; they were held at Cahersiveen Garda Station for questioning under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act for an initial six hours.

This period has been extended – they can be held for a maximum of 24 hours.

Gardaí also confirmed a forensic and technical examination of the vehicle is taking place.

Information is being sought on the movements of the car last night and this morning – anyone with information may contact Cahersiveen Garda Station at 066-9472111 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.