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Thursday 8 December 2016

Cyclists was drunk and abusive to gardai

Blanchardstown Garda Station yesterday morning.
Pic Steve Humphreys
20th December 2010.
Blanchardstown Garda Station yesterday morning. Pic Steve Humphreys 20th December 2010.

A MAN who tried to ride his bike home after a night drinking with his friends, became abusive to gardai when they arrested him for his own safety.

Lauris Gintaras (34), of Ballintree Village, Tyrells-town pleaded guilty at Blanchardstown District Court to being intoxicated and using threatening and abusive behaviour at Lohunda Road, Blanchardstown, last February 23.

The court heard that Gintaras was trying to cycle along Lohunda Road at around 9pm.

He would not give gardai details of where he lived when they spoke to him. He then became abusive towards them.

FREEZING

"He was soaking wet and freezing because of the weather," the prosecuting garda told the court.

Gintaras calmed down a short time later and was then arrested for his own safety.

Gintaras' solicitor Simon Fleming said the 34-year-old, who works in McDonald's, was socialising with friends on the night and is sorry for his behaviour.

He said Gintaras is originally from Latvia and moved to Ireland several years ago.

Judge David McHugh said he would apply the Probation Act if Gintaras paid €50 to Blanchardstown Hospice.

He gave him until April 21 to make the donation.

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