GARDAÍ have issued a warning over the use of quads on public roads after two incidents in Donegal last night.
Two quads were seized by Gardaí following separate incidents in Inishowen.
At 9.20pm, Gardaí in Moville observed a youth driving a quad on a public road.
The quad was seized and Gardaí say that the youth will be dealt with through the juvenile programme.
At 10pm, Gardaí observed a group of quads parked in the forecourt of a petrol station in Burt. On sight of the patrol car, the quads took off at high speed, making off on a secondary road.
One of the quads was forced to stop due to a mechanical issue.
The driver was arrested, charged and will now appear in court.
Garda investigations are continuing.
Anyone who observed this incident is asked to contact Buncrana Garda Station on 074-9320540.
A Garda spokesperson warned: “Quads are powerful machines and can severely injure or kill. When they are used on a public road, they are under the same rules as any other mechanically propelled vehicle.
“We urge the public to call Gardaí if they see people using quads on a public road and appeal to parents to speak with youths before we end up dealing with a fatality.”Tags: