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Man fined €250 over his abuse at gardai

A DUBLIN man arrested for hurling drunken abuse at gardai who came to investigate a domestic incident has been convicted of public order offences.

Charles Long (57) was fined €250 over his behaviour towards officers which was "less than acceptable", Blanchardstown District Court heard.

Long, with an address at Foxdene Avenue, Clondalkin, pleaded guilty to public intoxication and using threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour to cause a breach of the peace. The incident happened at Foxdene Avenue on October 6 last.

The court was told Long was asked to leave the house by gardai and did so, but became extremely abusive and aggressive to them outside. Judge McHugh imposed the fine on the breach of the peace charge and took the other into consideration.