Man arrested and charged after spitting at garda in Drogheda
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Man arrested and charged after spitting at garda in Drogheda

A MAN has been arrested and charged in Drogheda for spitting at a garda yesterday afternoon.

The culprit, believed to be in his 30s, had reportedly approached gardai as they were responded to a separate incident.

He was arrested and taken to Drogheda Garda Station where he was detained under Section 4 of the Crminal Justice Act.

He has since been charged in relation to the incident and appeared before Dundalk District Court this morning.

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Gardai were reportedly trying to arrest a man in his 20s who was allegedly in possession of a knife when they were spat upon.

The supposed knife-wielder reportedly evaded gardai following the incident but was tracked down and later arrested.

There's been a recent crackdown on incidents of intentional spitting on coughing in light of the coronavirus crisis.