Man charged in connection with discovery of knife in car after refusing to comply with Limerick garda directions


A man was arrested in Limerick city this morning when Gardaí allegedly discovered a knife in his car after he refused to comply with the directions of Gardaí.

The man was arrested shortly around 1am, after allegedly breaking a red light and locking himself in his car and refusing to take a road side breath test.

When asked for comment, a garda spokesman replied: “Shortly after 1am on January 12, 2021 Gardaí from Henry Street were on patrol when they saw a car breaking a red light at the junction of High Street and William Street.”

“Gardaí stopped the car on Mungret Street and began speaking to the driver. Gardaí made a requirement to the driver, a man in his 30s, to take a roadside breath test. However, the driver refused and locked himself inside the car, refusing to engage with Gardaí.”

“Gardaí continued to try and engage with the driver for a further 20 minutes until he eventually opened the door. During a search of the car Gardaí discovered a knife. The driver refused a roadside breath test and was arrested.”

Gardai said the man was detained for questioning at Henry Street Garda Station where he was charged in connection with the alleged incident.

He is due to appear before Limerick District Court on February 1.