Gardaí arrest eight in connection with illegal motoring events

Eight people have been arrested in Co Clare in connection with unofficial night time motoring events.

A woman and seven men - aged in their teens and 20s - were detained at a number of locations around the county this morning.

The drivers of modified cars were targeted as part of an intelligence-led operation.

It follows an event at the Corkscrew Hill in Ballyvaughan on the night of March 7 last - which was attended by 70 vehicles.

The group in custody are being held under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act at Kilrush, Ennistymon, Ennis and Shannon Garda Stations.

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