Wednesday 26 October 2016

Drunk man (25) who vomited and got aggressive in hospital A&E is fined €100

Dublin District Court

Ibrahim Olaogun
Ibrahim Olaogun

A YOUNG man had to be arrested at a hospital Emergency Department after he showed up drunk, began vomiting and got aggressive towards patients.

Ibrahim Olaogun (25) was fined €100 for public order offences at Dublin District Court.

Olaogun, with an address at Avondale Park, Mulhuddart, pleaded guilty to public drunkenness and causing a breach of the peace at the Mater Hospital on January 4, 2015.

The court heard the defendant was vomiting and in an intoxicated state at 9.30pm.

He was being aggressive to patients and staff, and gardai asked him to leave. He "struck out" a couple of times, the court heard. He was then arrested.

Olaogun has no previous convictions.

The defendant had come to Ireland from Nigeria as a minor with his brother in 2007, his solicitor, Tony Collier, said.

His family had since been reunited here. The accused had worked as a warehouse operative but was currently unemployed.

"He apologises and understands it is a serious public order matter in a hospital," Mr Collier said.


"He told me he is aware there were sick people in the hospital and he shouldn't have been there drunk. He has no explanation why he reacted in the way that he did."

He was "not making any excuse" for his behaviour.

Judge Patricia McNamara fined the accused on one charge, applied the Probation Act on the other and warned: "Stay off the drink."

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