Two Revenue officials in an unmarked vehicle detained the red Audi at Dooballagh on the N13 between Ballybofey and Letterkenny.
Gardai were called to the scene as conversations continued with the owner of the car.
It’s the latest incident in the past fortnight as Customs officers crack down on people in the county driving cars from the North and Britain which haven’t been registered here in the Republic.
More and more multi-agency checkpoints have been established in Inishowen, Fanad and east Donegal in recent weeks.
We understand Customs are acting on tip-offs from the general public as well as intelligence from undercover operations where night-time surveillance of motorist’s homes has been taking place.
At the scene of this evening’s incident, an eye-witness told donegaldaily.com: “The driver of the Audi was sitting in the car and two Customs officers were standing in front of it, with their car in front of that.”
It’s not clear whether or not the driver is local or from the North/Britain – or from Co Donegal and living in the UK.
If a car is being driven illegally, motorists can have their vehicle seized and can face a fine if found guilty of avoiding VRT in court.
However several European challenged to the Irish Government’s implementation of VRT has led to several cases being dismissed.
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