High-speed car chase in Roscommon

There was a high-speed car chase between Gardaí and a BMW 5-Series in the early hours of last Sunday morning.

  The pursuit began at Castle Street, Roscommon, when a patrol car signalled for the car to stop, but it failed to do so and took off at speed.

  The Gardaí chased it in the direction of Fourmilehouse, where the two occupants of the BMW were arrested.

  The driver was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving, while the passenger was arrested for possession of ‘house-breaking implements’.

  Both were taken to Roscommon Garda Station, where a small quantity of drugs was found in the car. The passenger was also found with drugs, which were described as a ‘white powder substance’, still being analysed.

  They appeared at a special sitting of Roscommon District Court last Sunday night and were released on bail to appear at a future sitting of the court.