Sallins man who can't remember being verbally abusive to Gardaí ordered to prison for a week

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Sallins man who can't remember being verbally abusive to Gardaí ordered to prison for a week
18:36 Saturday 24th of November 2018

A Sallins man who told the court he could not remember being verbally abusive to Gardaí has been imprisoned for seven days in connection to a public order charge.

The 46-year-old man was charged with Section 4 Public Order, at Sallins,  on November 21, 2018.

On foot of a bench-warrant, the accused was arrested at 11.10pm on November 21, 2018.

Sgt Brian Jacob said that the accused 'became highly aggressive to Gardaí.'

The court heard how he had 14 previous convictions including obstruction and failing to provide a breath specimen.

Defence Solicitor, Conal Boyce, said that the accused admitted the offence, and is sorry for being verbally abusive to Gardaí.

Addressing the accused, Judge Desmond Zaidan said, 'Are you going to apologise?'

The accused said: "I don't remember it."

Defence said: "He accepts what he did was wrong, but he can't remember what he did."

Judge Zaidan said: "Nobody forced him to drink alcohol. I am sure that if the camera played, it would be embarrassing for him. I am surprised that Gardaí are not equipped with cameras, it has been in the UK for 20 years."

Judge Zaidan ordered that the accused was remanded in custody for seven days, to appear again before Naas District Court, on November 30, next.

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