The Garda was injured in an incident in County Longford.

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A Garda’s been treated in hospital after being hit by a car that failed to stop at a checkpoint in County Longford.

The vehicle was spotted driving erratically yesterday afternoon.

A stop was placed on the Ballinalee Road and as Gardaí approached the car, it hit an officer before fleeing the scene.

The car went on to hit a patrol car and ended up colliding with a wall in the Ardnacassa area.

The driver of the car was taken to hospital for treatment, while the Garda has been released from hospital.