A man has been arrested after he covered his face whilst driving passed a garda patrol car in an attempt to avoid road checks.
The Waterford Roads Policing Unit were conducting road checks when they noticed the man was acting suspiciously as he drove past them.
Using the garda mobility app, gardai were able to identify that the vehicle had no tax, no NCT and was uninsured.
The vehicle was seized, and the driver was arrested and charged.
A garda spokesperson said: “Waterford Roads Policing Unit observed this vehicle with the driver attempting to cover his face while driving past them.
“A check on the Garda mobility device showed the vehicle had no tax, no NCT and was also uninsured.
“Vehicle seized, driver arrested and charged.”
Gardai were kept busy over the weekend as a number of arrests were also made in the Dublin area.
While on patrol on Sunday afternoon, several people were detected spraying graffiti on a train carriage at Clontarf Train Station.
Three males, aged in their 20s, were apprehended by Gardaí and arrested.
They were taken to Clontarf Garda Station, where they were detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.
The graffiti meant that a number of carriages had to be removed from service for a period of time and received costly repairs.
All three have since appeared before the courts charged in connection with the case.
In a statement, a garda spokesperson said: “Three people were arrested & charged following inter-agency operation involving Gardai in DMR North & Iarnrod Eireann targeting incidents of graffiti on the north Dublin line over the weekend.
“Graffiti resulted in carriages being removed from service for a time & costly repairs.”