Gardai move in to stop 'illegal car meet' in Navan

Gardai say they broke up illegally organised car meet in Navan Retail Park with over 1,000 cars in attendance last weekend.

The Meath Roads Policing Unit assisted by Navan Gardaí were made aware of the event which started at 8pm last Friday and set up numerous checkpoints and speed checks in the area.

According to Meath Crime Prevention two drivers were arrested on suspicion of drink driving, three vehicles detained under Section 41 of the Road Traffic Act, one of which was a defective vehicle going to the event with illegal modifications, one for no insurance and another taken under the Clancy Amendment Act as the driver was an unaccompanied learner permit holder.

Gardaí also issued numerous fixed charge notices for speeding and other road traffic offences.

"Events such as these once properly organised with permissions and appropriate security in place can occur but not in public car parks with no organisation taken into account."

A number of court appearances are expected to follow.

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