Farmer went 'astray' on way home after 'experimenting' with whiskey court hears
A 72-year-old bachelor farmer went “astray” and took a wrong direction for home after he decided to experiment with whiskey, he told a District Court.
Michael Horgan of Ballymacthomas, Ballymaceligott, Tralee was summonsed before Killarney District Court on a public order charge on Tuesday.
He pleaded guilty to the offence of being intoxicated to such an extent at New Street, Killarney, he was a danger to himself and to others.
It was his first time before a court and he had no previous convictions.
Sgt Kieran O’Connell, outlining the offence on the summons, told Judge O’ Connor that at 11.15 pm on April 15, 2016, the accused was found “asleep on a footpath in New Street.”
"He was very drunk and Gardai arrested him," the Sergeant said.
Mr Horgan addressed the court and told Judge O’Connor:
“I should have went up the street, but the amount of drink I had must have led me astray.”