Gemma Greene who led gardai on Dublin M50 chase posts pictures ‘from sunny holiday in Spain’
The 24-year-old told her followers she had flown into Madrid and later shared a map of her route to the city of Barcelona
The woman who led gardai on a high-speed chase through Dublin has claimed she’s left the country – for a sunny holiday in Spain.
Gemma Greene, 24, who was unmasked as the driver that caused chaos in Dublin last week, posted multiple pictures and videos which appeared to show her in Dublin Airport, and later cruising down a motorway in the direction of Barcelona, Spain, on Monday.
It comes three days on from when she brazenly told how she put her foot down and sped off when gardai tried to stop her last week.
She then caused chaos when she live-streamed the incident on social media – filming dozens of garda cars chasing her from Ballymun to Bray, Co Wicklow and all the way back to Dublin.
But in these latest social media posts, Greene claimed she had left Ireland – showing a picture of a departures board in Dublin Airport that did match with flights leaving Monday.
Later posts showed what appeared to be Greene standing in the airport with a bag – and then a series of videos of her with her feet up in the passenger seat of a car in Spain.
Greene told her followers she had flown into Madrid, and later shared a map of her route to the city of Barcelona.
Her supposed journey comes a week on from when gardai dramatically arrested her following an exhaustive chase that garnered headlines across the country.
Now the Coolock native, who is facing court in connection with the chase at a later date, is claiming she has left the country in the midst of the pandemic.
Upon “landing” in Madrid, Greene told her followers it was “strict” and she had been “scruffed into be tested” for Covid-19.
Last week she had claimed she was taking a flight to Alicante – but never took the flight after speaking from her home in Coolock, North Dublin.
And speaking about the incident that sparked the chase, Greene claimed to this paper that she only stopped because she was running out of fuel.
“On the Monday I was driving out of the estate and I seen (a) guard…and he was gonna pull me over.
“So I said I’m not f*cking listening to him today. He didn’t even put the blue lights on, he didn’t even pull me to stop, I just put the foot down and went for it,” she sensationally claimed.
Ms Greene then led gardai on a high-speed chase down Dublin’s M50, that ended up in Bray Co Wicklow, and all the way back to Ballymun on the night of Monday, March 1.
And in a brazen boast to the paper, Gemma appeared to take pride in the fact that she drove faster than the garda cars pursuing her.
“I went straight for the M50. But as I went for the M50, didn’t two X5 gardai jeeps see me. So obviously your man got onto them on the radio to come after me.
“So it started from there and went all the way down to Bray and all the way back up.
“So they threw the sting out three times, tried to box me in three times, couldn’t do it.
“My car has 300 brake so it’s chipped, so it’d be faster than any of their cars,” she claimed. Gardai are led on a high-speed chase through Dublin
Ms Greene made it to the Hampton Wood Drive area in Ballymun at around 6:50pm – where she was stopped – at this point with dozens of garda vehicles surrounding her.
“The only reason I went home was because I was running out of diesel so I knew I’d make it home,” she said.
“So when I pulled up, I got out and I put my arms up in the air like to surrender and then one of the guards rugby tackled me, and then another guard rugby tackled me and three and four more other guards rugby tackled me,” she claimed.
“I had to pull the car over for them. They were not catching me.
“So I was down in the police station for a few hours and I got two dangerous driving charges.”
Greene, who was being pursued by up to 20 Garda cars and a helicopter, was heard singing to music and taunting the cops in a live-streamed video of the chase that she posted to her own social media.