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Tuesday 2 September 2014

Drunken man shouted obscenities at gardai

Published 22/01/2013 | 15:15

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A MAN who was intoxicated and began shouting obscenities at gardai attending to an incident has been convicted and fined €200.

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Darragh Delargy of Main Street in Swords pleaded guilty to using threatening and abusive behaviour and being intoxicated on December 8, 2012 at Cedar Grove, Ridgewood in Swords. Garda Noel Callan told Swords District Court that at 10.10pm gardai were dealing with an incident in Cedar Grove when Delargy became extremely aggressive towards gardai. 'He was intoxicated and using obscene language. He was directed to dissect his behaviour but continued to be abusive to gardai,' said Garda Callan. Delargy, who has eight previous convictions, handed gardai a letter of apology since the incident. The 40-year-old, who is currently studying a computer science course at Whitehall College, has applied to an Alcohol Awareness Programme, defence solicitor Ms Valerie Buckley told the court. 'He is anxious to avail of community service but he is in college full-time,' Ms Buckley said. Judge Dermot Dempsey convicted and fined him €300 and gave him four months to pay for using threatening and abusive behaviour and took into consideration the charge of being intoxicated in a public place.

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