Thursday 13 December 2018

Chef leapt on top of mum's car

A TRAINEE chef jumped on top of his mother's car and started roaring and shouting abuse at gardai when they told him they were going to seize the vehicle, a court heard.

Mark Ingram (23) had been partying with friends, had drunk at least 10 pints and had been given a lift by another individual in his mother's car. A judge fined Ingram €500.

Ingram, of Bawnlea Avenue, Tallaght, had admitted before Tallaght District Court to public drunkenness and threatening and abusive behaviour.


The incident took place at Kilcarrig Crescent in Tallaght shortly after 4am on October 9 last year.

Detective Garda David Jennings said gardai were involved in the pursuit of a Nissan Micra which stopped on Kilcarrig Crescent.

The driver ran away from the scene and gardai spoke to Ingram, who was a passenger in the car which belonged to his mother.

Garda Jennings said gardai went to seize the Micra and Ingram jumped on top of the car roof and started roaring and shouting abuse at gardai. He was very drunk and caused a dent in the roof.

The court heard that Ingram had 11 previous convictions, all for road traffic matters.


Defence solicitor Michael Hennessy said Ingram had over 10 pints of beer and didn't remember much about the incident.

Mr Hennessy said the defendant didn't go out much but had been in the pub with friends and was extremely drunk.

The court heard that Ingram worked as a security guard for over five years but was currently unemployed and training to be a chef.

Judge James McDonnell fined Ingram €500.


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