Friday 23 February 2018

Woman bit bouncer's arm after drinking 'sailor's drink'

A 22-YEAR-OLD woman accused of biting a bouncer's arm in a Kenmare nightclub had been drinking Captain Morgan Rum before the incident, a district court has heard.

Danielle O'Sullivan, Firmount, Donoughmore, appeared at Friday's Kenmare District Court charged with assault causing harm following the St Stephen's Night incident at The Square Pint in Kenmare.

Inspector Flor Murphy said the accused had previously been in the premises but had re-entered against the wishes of security staff and had been pushing against a customer.

Ms O'Sullivan subsequently clung onto the stairs and as a bouncer tried to lift her off she bit him on the arm twice. Pictures of the injuries were handed into the court.

Solicitor Conor Murphy said the defendant is a fourth year architecture student at UCC who had travelled down to Kenmare with friends and had visited a couple of pubs in town.

Mr Murphy added that his client had no previous convictions but fully accepted the charge and was most embarrassed.

The court heard that Ms O'Sullivan remembered little of the incident as she had consumed a lot of alcohol, including Captain Morgan Rum.

"That's very strong stuff, that's a sailor's drink," Judge James O'Connor commented.

A court poor box donation of €2,000 was accepted for the benefit of the Probation Act.


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