Man had assaulted garda and daughter

Published 01/01/2013 | 11:52

A MAN who assaulted an Assistant Garda Commissioner and his daughter had his case further adjourned for monitoring when he appeared at Sligo District Court.

Peter Carty, 17 Treacy Avenue admitted at a previous court to assaulting Mr. Kieran Kenny and his daughter, Paula and with being drunk and disorderly and attempting to get into a car without authority on the Strandhill Road on December 27th 2011.

Mr. Kenny was driving home with his wife, Breda, and daughter, Paula, at 12.15p.m. and had stopped at the junction of Strandhill Road and Larkhill Road at a red light when the incident occurred. Carty attempted to pull Mr. Kenny from the car while he also assaulted Paula Kenny.

Carty struck her on the shoulder a number of times.

At Sligo District Court last Thursday, Carty agreed it had been a condition of his bail that he abstain from alcohol.

He had previously denied being in McHugh's pub on July 8th while drunk and threatening a barman after being refused service.

Carty said he accepted he was in the pub with a friend.

He had been drinking in Collooney and another pub, Harry's in Sligo that day. He thought he had gone home then but his friend told him they had gone into McHugh's.

The defendant said he didn't remember threatening the barman but accepted he must be right.

The barman did not wish to make a statement.

Carty said all he could recall that day was what he did up to going into Harry's.

Defending solicitor, Ms. Deirdre Munnelly, said Carty had been prescribed anti-buse tablets recently in his bid to fight his alcohol problem. Judge Kevin Kilrane told Carty that anti-buse tablets were only a "sticking plaster" solution.

The Judge said Carty will need to come to grips with his alcohol problem because it would otherwise kill him.

The case was adjourned for further monitoring to February 21st.

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