A 29-year-old man who was directed to leave the scene of an incident said he hoped the family of the garda all died of cancer and he refused to leave the area.
Now at Cork District Court, David Falvey, who is living at The Crescent, Dun Eala, Fermoy, County Cork, was jailed for four months for his refusal to leave the scene of an incident and engaging in threatening words or behaviour.
Sergeant Gearóid Davis said at Cork District Court that gardaí moved a number of people on from an address.
He said Falvey shouted the abusive comment relating to getting cancer at one of the gardaí.
Sgt Davis said Falvey also threatened to cause damage to the patrol car.
Judge Olann Kelleher imposed the jail sentence on Falvey.
“What you said to the guard is pretty vile,” the judge said.
The 29-year-old replied, “I am extremely, extremely sorry. I shouldn’t have said that. I apologised getting out of the van (on the night of his arrest).”
The judge was told that the accused was on medication that has stabilised his behaviour since this incident occurred.
The defendant’s girlfriend, Rebecca O’Connell, who lives at the same address in Fermoy, became involved in Falvey’s incident and she admitted engaging in threatening behaviour and failing to leave the scene when directed.
Judge Kelleher said in terms of much less previous convictions that she was “in a different league” to Falvey and he imposed a four-month suspended sentence on her.