A teenager verbally abused a member of An Garda Síochána and tried to prevent the arrest of his friend during a disturbance at Douglas Village.
Sergeant Gearóid Davis said the incident occurred on May 25, 2019.
Sgt. Davis said gardaí were in the process of arresting a young man who was involved in a disturbance at Douglas Village East.
Patrick McSweeney intervened and tried to prevent Garda Ian Lester from arresting the other man, Sgt. Davis said.
“He was shouting, ‘F*** off and leave my friend alone.’
He was intoxicated and a source of danger to himself or others,” Sgt. Davis said.
Defence solicitor Pat Horan said the 19-year-old defendant was only 18 at the time of the incident.
Mr Horan said that since that occasion he had gone on to secure a job.
The teenager from 50 Cherry Lawn, Church Road, Blackrock, Cork, pleaded guilty to the public order offences.
Judge Olann Kelleher convicted and fined the young man €200 for engaging in threatening or abusive words or behaviour and €150 for the intoxication charge.