Teen threw chips into a garda patrol car


A CAHERSIVEEN teenager who was "not agreeable" to arrest after throwing chips into a garda patrol car has claimed that he has no recollection of the early morning incident.

David O'Sullivan (19), 2 Riverview Terrace, appeared before Cahersiveen District Court charged with threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour and with intoxication in a public place to the extent of being a danger to himself and others.

The court heard that at 3am on June 16 on Main Street, Cahersiveen, Mr O'Sullivan was with a crowd of people after a local night club closed, was also waving chips in the air and acting a fool.

Garda John Quinlan got out of his patrol car and was pushed aside by the defendant who then threw chips into the vehicle.

"In the words of Garda Quinlan, 'he was not agreeable to being arrested'," Inspector Aileen Magner told the court.

Mr O'Sullivan has a previous public order offence in which he received the benefit of the Probation Act and solicitor Padraig O'Connell said his client was pleading.

Mr O'Connell added that the defendant hadn't recalled the incident but had serious medical difficulties tied to alcohol abuse issues and is with AA and undergoing treatment.

Judge James O'Connor granted an adjournment and said that Mr O'Sullivan would be on a suspended sentence with two year probation. "I think he is a bit of a troublemaker," he added.

The case was adjourned until November 21 for a €750 court poor box contribution to be made.


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