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Wednesday 18 October 2017

Abuse man had 'drinks on board' at restaurant

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A Dublin man refused service in a restaurant because he had "a few drinks on board" was arrested for hurling abuse at gardai.

Patrick Maughan (44) did not understand why he was not being served and would not leave when gardai arrived.

Judge Flann Brennan fined Maughan, of Kil- kieran Road, Cabra, €100 after he pleaded guilty to threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour.

Dublin District Court heard the incident happened at Charlie's 4 restaurant on South Great George's Street on April 13, 2016.

Escorted

The court heard the father-of-two had gone to the restaurant with "a few drinks on board" and management asked him to leave.

When gardai arrived, this was explained again to him and he began "tensing his arms up" when he got to the door, refusing to leave.

He had to be escorted out of the door and was verbally abusive to gardai on the way. He has subsequently apologised.

Maughan had not understood the reason he was not being served but calmed down when he was taken to the garda station, his solicitor John Feaheny said.

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