Man fined €500 after Myrtleville incident

Man fined €500 after Myrtleville incident
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MYRTLEVILLE was the scene for unruly behaviour by a 20-year-old man who has now been convicted and fined at Cork District Court.

Garda Brian Motyer arrived at Myrtleville at 10.30pm on February 15 to find Jack O’Donovan of 23 Mount Nebo Avenue, Gurranabraher.

Sergeant John Kelleher said the young man was intoxicated and highly abusive to gardaí and members of the public.

O’Donovan swallowed what appeared to be tablets when he was told he was going to be searched.

Defence solicitor Eddie Burke told the court that the defendant had no recollection of the incidents which gave rise to the charges against him.

Those charges consisted of obstructing Garda Motyer by swallowing the tablets, engaging in threatening behaviour, and being drunk and a source of danger.

Judge Olann Kelleher said the young man had put himself at risk of going to prison, particularly on the charge of resisting or obstructing gardaí. 

However, the judge said he would dispose of the matter by way of fines on this occasion.

Judge Kelleher fined O’Donovan €300 for the obstruction and €200 for the threatening behaviour, and took the drunkenness into consideration.

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