It appears all the previous is coming out now.The State Claims Agency paid out a sum in the region of IR£100,000 at the time after settling Mr Wallace's claim – without the knowledge of the arresting garda. It is claimed that the incident involving wrongful arrest occurred when Mr Wallace, was directing traffic on the corner of Thomas Street and Meath Street in Dublin, where his company was involved in construction work.
A Garda arrived and initially suggested that he would call a uniformed unit from the local station to take control of the situation but Mr Wallace allegedly refused this. It was claimed that Mr Wallace continued to direct the traffic and ignored repeated requests from the garda to stop.The officer believed that Mr Wallace was making the traffic problem worse and that he potentially posed a safety risk to both himself and passing motorists.At that stage it was alleged that the officer then directed the developer to stop or else he would be arrested for a public-order offence. It was further claimed that a scuffle ensued when Mr Wallace resisted the garda's attempt to arrest him. What a tasty sum for a minor incident?