No one likes to see their car clamped, (who can forget the scene in Four Weddings and a Funeral?), but once it happens, the only thing you can do normally is pay the ticket and complain.
Eyewitness Mark Kelly explained on YouTube:
"A man in Ranelagh, in south side Dublin (29/01/13) tried to escape from the Dublin City clampers with the clamp on his wheel. I initially stopped while he was in traffic assuming he didn't realise coz he was oldish. However, he told me 'feck the clampers, they can go to hell' as he drove off down Ranelagh main street, pursued by them."
"Pretty good driving until the road started to curve and he started driving straight ahead towards the footpath! Clampers followed slowly, as they knew he wasn't really going to escape. He fought the clampers, and he lost. Better luck next time, mister!"––Paul Duchene
A wobbly video of the incident follows: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiNvMJTJr0Q.Back to News