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Driver who called garda a hobo jailed for two months

THIS is the man who called a detective a "f****** hobo" after neighbours reported a suspicious man sitting in a car outside his family home.

Martin Cash (30) denied a breach of the peace, claiming he was sitting in his car having a cigarette when he was approached by gardai.

Gardai said they were called because it was 2am and neighbours were concerned about a burglar.

Judge David McHugh sentenced Cash to two months in prison, calling his behaviour disgraceful.

The defendant, of Boot Road, Clondalkin, was found guilty at Blanchardstown District Court of public drunkenness and threatening and abusive behaviour.

Detective Garda Padraic O'Boyle said he was called to Woodford Drive in Clondalkin on February 1 following reports of a man sitting in a black Audi in a driveway.

Gda O'Boyle said Cash gave his address as Boot Road.

A woman came out of the house, told gardai she was Cash's wife and that he was sitting in his own driveway.

The garda explained he had received a call from a neighbour.

Cash became aggressive, shouting and telling him to "f*** out of the driveway".

Gda O'Boyle said Cash also called him a "hobo" and a "dosser".

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