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Drunk student couldn't stand Clamp damage case adjourned DPP seeks time on cash theft

A BUSINESS student who got so drunk at his own birthday party that gardai had to arrest him for his safety has been convicted of public intoxication.

Chinedu Omee (22), the son of a Nigerian hotelier, was unable to stand or give his name when gardai came across him on a green area.

Dublin District Court heard he had been drinking "large amounts of vodka" on the night and was not used to consuming so much alcohol.

The accused, of Newmarket Square, Ward's Hill, Dublin 8 pleaded guilty to being drunk in public.

Garda Noel Barry told the court that when he got to the scene, the accused was lying on the green with his shirt off, unable to stand up.

His friends had to give officers his name and address, before he was arrested and taken to Whitehall Garda Station.

Judge Victor Blake fined him €250 and fixed recognisances in the event of an appeal.

Clamp damage case adjourned

A MOTORIST accused of damaging a clamp attached to a vehicle in the city centre has had the case against him adjourned at Dublin District Court.

Gouhui Zhou (31) appeared in court charged with criminal damage to the clamp at Parnell Street on July 8 last.

The accused, of Belvedere Place, Dublin 1, was remanded on continuing bail by Judge Catherine Murphy to appear in court on September 1.

DPP seeks time on cash theft

A SOUTH Dublin man accused of possession of €61,000 worth of stolen cash has been remanded on continuing bail while the DPP considers directions in the case.

Edward McCarthy (23) of Reuben Road, Rialto, is charged with possession of the money at Kimmage Road West this year.

The State Solicitor told Dublin District Court the DPP's directions were not yet available and sought an extension.

Judge Cormac Dunne adjourned the case.