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Gardai arrest disqualified tractor and plough driver on M1 motorway

Tractor Plough
The tractor and plough stopped by Gardai on Saturday evening. Photo Credit: @GardaTraffic Twitter.

Gardai arrested a man last night who was driving an inadequately lit tractor on the M1, despite serving a driving ban.

Officers attached to the Roads Policing Unit in Dundalk observed the tractor travelling on the motorway shortly after 7pm.

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Officers say the plough positioned on the rear of the tractor was completely unlit and considered it a danger to fast approaching traffic.

Upon stopping the driver, officers discovered the driver was disqualified from driving, via a search using their new Mobility app. The driver was arrested with prosectution proceedings to follow.

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