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Thursday 29 September 2016

Young dad shouted obscenities at gardai

Patrick Doyle (26) was arrested when he shouted obscenities in a garda station. (Stock picture)
Patrick Doyle (26) was arrested when he shouted obscenities in a garda station. (Stock picture)

A man was arrested when he shouted obscenities in a garda station.

Patrick Doyle (26) was put on a peace bond for a year and fined €200 after a judge said gardai had "enough to be getting on with".

Dublin District Court heard the incident happened at Crumlin Garda Station on February 10 last.

Doyle was there "for a separate matter" while gardai were dealing with someone else, Sgt Niall Gillooly told Judge Michael Walsh.

"He became abusive and aggressive and cursed," Sgt Gillooly said.

Offences

The court heard Doyle had previous convictions for public order and other offences.

"He apologises to the gardai for all the trouble he caused," defence solicitor Anarine McAllister said.

The accused has a five-year-old child and his partner is expecting a second.

Judge Walsh said it was an aggravating factor that the incident happened in a garda station.

Doyle, a father-of-one with an address at Cashel Avenue, Crumlin, pleaded guilty to using threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour to cause a breach of the peace.

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