Eight arrested in Clare over illegal car racing events

Eight people have been arrested in Clare today following a Garda Operation into late night car races and stunts on public roads, attended by up to 70 vehicles on one such occasion.
Gardaí became aware of the planned and organised events involving the drivers of modified cars and a special operation targeting these events was mounted. 
One such event was organised in the North Clare area on the night of March 7, beginning on the promenade in Lahinch and attended by about 70 vehicles. 
The group made their way to the Cliffs of Moher continuing on to Doolin and on to Corkscrew Hill in Ballyvaughan where the main event occurred.
As a result of intelligence gathered by Gardaí on the night of the event, searches were carried out this morning (April 2) at two houses in the county. 
Eight people in total have been arrested at various locations around Clare. 
One woman and seven men, all in their teens or twenties, are being detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Kilrush, Ennistymon, Ennis and Shannon Garda Stations.

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