Gardaí arrest five people after 44 scramblers seized in Limerick

Gardaí Arrest Five People After 44 Scramblers Seized In Limerick
Searches across Limerick city resulted in the seizure of 44 scrambler bikes and off-road vehicles. Photo: Garda
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Kenneth Fox

Five people have been arrested after a total of 44 scramblers were seized by gardaí in Limerick.

The arrests were made as part of ongoing operations by gardaí targeting dangerous driving and anti-social behaviour incidents associated with the use of scrambler bikes and other off-road vehicles.


The planned operation, coordinated by Limerick City South and Limerick City North Community Engagement Functional Areas, took place on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

A total of 21 searches across Limerick city resulted in the seizure of 44 scrambler bikes and off-road vehicles.

Superintendent Andrew Lacey said: "Gardaí in Limerick welcome the new search and seizure powers under the Road Traffic and Roads Act 2023, which have given us the capacity to carry out this targeted operation to confront a growing problem in the City.

"Through our various interactions in JPCs and local community meetings we received a clear message that this behaviour is causing fear, intimidation and distress across the city.

"We are acutely aware of the problem ourselves and can correlate the use of scramblers and e-scooters to criminal activities with a number of detections in the sale and supply of drugs in recent months.

"With the new powers in place we plan to continue with these operations if those responsible continue to break the law, cause harm to communities or have a detrimental effect on business and traders in the city centre.”

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