A DUBLIN man hurled abuse at ambulance crew as they tried to help him when they found him drunk on a city street.
Stephen Palmer (35) admitted to having a drink problem but claimed he is now sober.
He was arrested and charged over the episode, as well as several other separate incidents, Dublin District Court heard.
Judge Michael Walsh adjourned the case for the preparation of a probation report.
Palmer, of Erris Road, Cabra, pleaded guilty to public drunkenness, causing a breach of the peace, failing to obey garda directions and theft in several incidents.
The offences, contrary to the public order act, took place at Manor Street, Dublin 7, on April 9 last.
The court heard that Palmer was in a very intoxicated state. When ambulance crew tried to help him, he began verbally abusing them.
The court also heard that gardai found him arguing with a woman and threatening to strike her on Parnell Street on April 3, 2013.
He was drunk at the time and no assault complaint was made.
On June 15 last, he stole a €20 bottle of vodka from Tesco, Jervis Street.
He was caught trespassing at St Audeon's Park, High Street, Dublin 8, while it was closed on July 30 last.
On January 1 this year, gardai found him fighting on the street at New Cabra Road.
Palmer was no longer drinking, his solicitor said.