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Drunk teen walked out in middle of traffic

A DRUNKEN young man who was arrested for his own safety after he started walking in front of traffic had been having "too much fun lately".

Declan Adams (19) apologised for his behaviour, saying he has no problems with drink, but he has been having too much of it.

A court heard that Adams (above) has now picked up two public order convictions in the space of a month.

Judge Patrick McMahon fined him €600, saying that he was lucky not to be going to jail.

The defendant, of Northway estate in Finglas, admitted before Blanchardstown District Court to public drunkenness and threatening and abusive behaviour.

The incident took place at Finglaswood Road on June 25.

Garda Sergeant Maria Callaghan said gardai were called to Finglaswood Road shortly before 9pm following reports of a drunken male.

Sgt Callaghan said Adams was very drunk, unable to stand up straight and walking out in front of traffic.

He was arrested for his own safety, but then became very aggressive towards gardai.

The court heard that he had a previous conviction for drunken behaviour, which happened a few weeks before this incident.