By Sean Ryan
Two gardaí have been hospitalised after their car was rammed at a checkpoint in Portarlington, Co Laois.
The incident happened just after 2.15am today on Patrick's Street in the town.
A man in his late 40s was arrested and later released without charge while a file is being prepared for the DPP.
Gardaí said GSOC had been notified about the incident.
One garda has been released from hospital this afternoon while the other is still receiving treatment at Tullamore General Hospital.