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Drunk Douglas man verbally abused gardaí

GARDAÍ were verbally abused by a 26-year-old Douglas man who also said he did not care about the judge and would “f*** him up too”.

Cian O’Mahoney of 28 Whitethorn, Douglas, Cork, pleaded guilty to being threatening and abusive and being drunk and a danger arising out of that.

Sergeant John Kelleher said at Cork District Court that, after midnight on August 4, Garda Aidan O’Sullivan found the 26-year-old when he responded to a call of a man who had fallen asleep on a bus at Anglesea Street.

The guard spoke to him and directed him to leave the bus.

“The defendant left the bus but subsequently boarded a second bus and attempted to fall asleep.

He was drunk and a danger to himself or others. He was threatening towards those who were present.

“He was placed in a patrol car and after caution stated, ‘You f***ing pig bastards. Go on, hit me you f***ers.

“‘I don’t give a f*** about jail. I will do time for you sausages. I couldn’t give a f*** about the judge. I will f*** him up too, the f***in w***er. I pay your wages, you c***suckers’.”

Cian O’Mahoney also pleaded guilty to other public order charges arising out of other incidents.

Eddie Burke, solicitor, said the young man, with similar convictions in the past, accepted he was facing prison.

He urged the judge not to jail him saying he was addressing alcohol problems, was working and was going to try to get back with his girlfriend.

Judge Olann Kelleher said, “It is a bad litany of public order offences.”

He said the accused could do 200 hours of community service instead of going to jail for three months for engaging in threatening and abusive behaviour.

In addition, five €100 fines were imposed on him for incidents of being drunk and a danger.

The judge put the case back for a fortnight for an outline of the steps being taken to address his drink problem