Stripped to waist for fight: Cork man pleads guilty to threatening behaviour 

Stripped to waist for fight: Cork man pleads guilty to threatening behaviour 

“He was not wearing a top, he was roaring and shouting and swinging his fists," Cork court heard. 

Gardaí observed a man stripped to the waist and fighting with another man out on the street. 

That was the scenario Sergeant Pat Lyons described at Cork District Court.

Jordan O’Donovan of 20 Willowbank, Fairhill, Cork, pleaded guilty to charges of engaging in threatening behaviour and being drunk and a source of danger arising out of the incident on August 31. 

Sgt Lyons said: “He was not wearing a top, he was roaring and shouting and swinging his fists. He ran down the middle of the street and there was a strong smell of alcohol from him.”

O’Donovan, 25, also pleaded guilty to charges related to driving without insurance on an earlier occasion.

Judge Olann Kelleher addressed the public order incident first as he imposed a two-month suspended prison term and a €150 fine on O’Donovan.

In respect of two driving offences he imposed a five-month suspended sentence, disqualified him from driving and imposed a fine of €850.

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