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Drunk hid under car when he saw gardai

A PAINTER-DECORATOR who was put out of a pub for being drunk hid under a car from gardai because he thought they had come for him.

Derek Foudy (30) went on to try to give officers a false name and address despite having identification on him.

Dublin District Court heard he then became violent and it took four gardai to restrain him.

Judge Deirdre Gearty adjourned the case against him for the production of medical reports.

Foudy, of Clos na Manach, Quin, Co Clare, pleaded guilty to public drunkenness, breach of the peace and giving gardai a false name and address at Golden Lane, Dublin on April 30. He also admitted violent behaviour in Kilmainham Garda Station.


The court heard gardai were in the area for "another matter" at 3.20am when they found the accused hiding under a vehicle.

He gave a different surname and address in Clare. On checking, there was no such person.

His bus pass in his pocket had his correct details.

Foudy began verbally abusing passers-by and was arrested.

He had had far too much to drink and "thought he was in more trouble than he was in" when he saw the gardai, his barrister Emmet Nolan said,