Pair arrested as two cars crash into Liffey

by Ian Begley
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Two male juveniles have been arrested following an incident where the cars they were driving crashed into the River Liffey as they were pursued by gardai in Celbridge.
The incident, which occurred in the early hours of Wednesday, April 13, prompted a rescue by Tallaght Ambulance service and fire brigade units from Tallaght, Naas, Co Kildare and Dunshaughlin, Co Meath.
Gardai confirmed that no one was injured in either car.
It is reported that one of the cars overturned on entering the water and could been seen on its roof at the riverbank, while the second, a blue hatchback, could be seen sitting in water just below the town bridge.
Gardai were alerted to a burglary at the Weston housing estate in Lucan shortly after 4am on the day. Two cars fled from the scene and drove towards Celbridge before crashing through a barrier and entering the river at Celbridge bridge.
Water levels were low at the time and the vehicles could be seen sitting in the river by commuters during the morning rush.
The two teenagers who were arrested at the scene were detained at Lucan Garda Station at the time of going to press.

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