After a High Speed, Car Chase, breaking Red Lights, well Known, Footballer, Nabbed? Coke in the Car?

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Inside Ireland football star’s arrest drama as cops find coke haul in car after high speed chase through red lights

  • Published: 21:26, 6 Jan 2023
  • Updated: 21:40, 6 Jan 2023

COPS found €4,500 of coke in a car after they arrested an Irish footballer following a high-speed chase.

The Irish Sun can reveal full details of what led up to the ex-player’s arrest early this morning.

An Irish footballer was arrested by cops following a high-speed chase
An Irish footballer was arrested by cops following a high-speed chaseCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Cops found €4,500 of coke in the car (stock image)
Cops found €4,500 of coke in the car (stock image)Credit: Getty Images – Getty

The former Premier League star came to the attention of gardai from the Burglary Response Unit as he drove at high speeds in the Longmile Road area of Crumlin, Dublin, shortly after midnight.

When cops attempted to stop the car it sped off. The vehicle then drove through Ballyfermot and on to the Cabra area of the capital before it finally stopped. It’s understood the vehicle drove through several red lights.

The footballer — who has played for Ireland — then tried to flee on foot before he was caught. When the motor he was in was brought back to Crumlin Garda Station the officers discovered €4,500 of cocaine inside the vehicle.

Another man was also in the car during the chase.

One source told The Irish Sun: “The car was identified by Gardai because it was travelling at high speeds.

“There was a chase because the car didn’t stop and it travelled through ­different areas.

“Two men were arrested when the car stopped.”

Cops confirmed two men were charged in connection with the incident and are to appear in court “at a later date”.

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