A 4x4 and trailer were seized in Nenagh on Sunday 15 April for being overloaded and having numerous defects, Tipperary Gardaí have said in a Facebook post.

The Thurles roads policing unit was in Nenagh on Sunday conducting a checkpoint when the jeep towing the trailer was directed to stop.

However, the vehicle was unable to stop in time due to brake failure and the trailer being overloaded, according to the Gardaí.

Tipperary Gardaí said: “[The] vehicle was examined and found to have numerous defects including jockey wheel touching the road due to weight on the trailer.

“Vehicle and trailer seized for being dangerously defective.”

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