Drunk man called Naas gardai 'Free State b*stards' - court hears

A drunken man who called gardai 'Free State bastards' appeared at Naas District Court this week.
Qualified gas technician Eamon Brownlee (31) was drunk and disorderly on the Sallins Road in Naas at 3.25am on November 16 last year.
The court heard that he had refused to give his name to gardai and had to be restrained as he was physically aggressive and verbally abusive.
The defendant was very uncooperative and shouted 'Free State bastards' to officers.
The dad of two, who appeared in court dressed in a Leinster rugby top and dark-rimmed glasses, had no previous convictions.
Mr Brownlee apologised to gardai and to the court for his actions and said he had stopped drinking after the incident.
He said in the witness box: "It was nonsensical. It was ridiculous behaviour."
Judge Desmond Zaidan said: "It was a totally senseless abuse of alcohol."
The judge added that people who abuse alcohol wasted a lot of garda time and resources as well as court time.

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