Suspended sentence for man who obstructed Gardaí at Cork hotel

Suspended sentence for man who obstructed Gardaí at Cork hotel

A Cork couple booked into a hotel in Ballincollig but gardaí had to be called at six o’clock in the morning because of the noise from the room.

Sergeant John Kelleher said at Cork District Court, “On April 20 2019 at 6 a.m. Garda Aidan Barry and Garda John Harrington received a report that there was a disturbance in a room at Oriel House, Ballincollig.

“Gardaí made their way to the hotel and the manager escorted them to the room where Sean Crowley was staying.” Sgt. Kelleher said the accused and the woman in the room were both highly intoxicated.

The sergeant said the accused attempted to obstruct gardaí who were dealing with the woman in the room.

Seán Crowley was arrested and conveyed to Gurranabraher garda station.

Judge Olann Kelleher imposed a four-month suspended sentence on 31-year-old Seán Crowley of 22 Curraheen Close, Bishopstown, Cork.

The defendant pleaded guilty to obstructing gardaí.

Frank Buttimer, defence solicitor, said the accused was not prosecuted for drunkenness. He said the defendant pleaded guilty to the single count of obstruction where he stood in the way of gardaí at the door.

Mr Buttimer said the hotel’s only concern on the night was about noise and that nothing untoward was happening in the room.

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