A 39-year-old Mallow man who caused a drunken disturbance at Mercy University Hospital has avoided a jail term at Cork District Court.
Judge Olann Kelleher imposed a three-month suspended jail term on Trevor Ward of Bower Walk, Castlepark Millage, Mallow, County Cork.
Ward was convicted and fined €300 for being drunk and a source of danger at the hospital on the occasion.
He got the suspended sentence for engaging in threatening or abusive words or behaviour.
Sergeant Gearóid Davis said the defendant had to be restrained by security staff at the hospital and then failed to comply with gardaí who arrived to deal with the situation.
While the accused had no previous public order convictions he has one for assault causing harm, the sergeant said.