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Drunk's threat to box garda

A DRUNKEN man threatened a garda that he would "box the head off him" if he caught him off duty, a court heard.

Paul Cahill, who is in his 20s, was arrested by gardai after he fell asleep in the offices of the Legal Aid Board.

He apologised for his behaviour, admitting he didn't remember much about it.

Judge Catherine Murphy ordered a probation report and adjourned sentencing until September.

Cahill, of Harcourt Street, Dublin, admitted before Dublin District Court to threatening and abusive behaviour.



A YOUNG motorist caught driving without insurance has claimed that he rang up lots of insurance companies but no one would provide him with a quote.

Adam Florin (20) had only bought the car the day before.

He admitted it was "stupid" of him to get behind the wheel of his car but said he couldn't get car insurance.

Judge Anthony Halpin fined Florin €200 and banned him from driving for four years.

The defendant, of The Park, Kingswood Heights in Tallaght, admitted before Tallaght District Court to driving without insurance.


A MOTORIST caught with a false driving licence claimed that he bought it from a private company over a decade ago and he had no idea it was fake.

Ruslans Lapeskins (31) said that a number of private companies were operating in Latvia at the time and he bought it from one of them, not realising the companies were "dodgy".

Judge Dermot Dempsey convicted and fined Lapeskins €500.

Lapeskins, of Morrow House, Myrtle, Baldoyle, admitted before Swords District Court to using a false driving licence.

The incident took place at the R132 Swords Road in Swords on January 17.

Lapeskins is single and on social welfare.