FOOTAGE OF the moment Gardaí successfully apprehended a Dublin motorist following a high-speed pursuit through the capital has surfaced online.
The dramatic clip, uploaded to the Only In Dublin Facebook group, centres on a white Dacia duster which can be seen crashing into the back of another car.
A man exits the vehicle and attempts to make his escape, with Gardai in close pursuit.
The incident, which occurred in the Harold’s Cross region of Dublin, ended in the arrest of the driver, in his 40s, following a chase around the city.
A Gardai spokesperson has since shed further light on the encounter.
“Gardaí in Terenure on routine traffic patrol attempted to stop a vehicle in the Walkinstown area of Dublin this morning, February 16, 2019, at approximately 11am," a statement read.
“The sole occupant of the vehicle, a male in his 40s, involved in the pursuit was arrested at the scene.
The default speed limit for most roads within the Dublin City Council area is 50km/h.
However, Dublin City Council has been progressively introducing a 30km/h speed limit to many areas of the city.
This includes, most recently: Harold’s Cross, Rathmines, Ranelagh, Ballsbridge, Clontarf, Killester, Coolock, Finglas, Kilmainham and Cabra