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Woman (23) was abusive to staff in supermarket and hospital


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A YOUNG woman arrested over abusive behaviour in a hospital and a supermarket has been given a three-month suspended sentence.

Chantel O’Brien admitted multiple public order offences at Dublin District Court.

Judge Paula Murphy suspended the sentence for six months.

O’Brien (23), of Cooley Road, Drimnagh, pleaded guilty to public intoxication, threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour, and obstructing gardaí.

The court heard gardaí were called to the emergency department at James Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown, on May 28. O’Brien had been assessed and discharged but refused to leave and became abusive to staff.

At SuperValu, Talbot Street, on March 20, O’Brien was intoxicated and had been restrained by an off-duty garda. She was being aggressive toward security and she resisted arrest.

The accused was also arrested for her aggressive, drunken behaviour at the Royal Canal on May 11 and St Stephen’s Green on the same date.

O’Brien had one previous conviction and had spent a week in custody on remand, her solicitor Tony Collier said.

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