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Sunday 9 December 2018

Drunk teen arrested after threats to garda

A YOUTH threatened to "sort out" a garda when he was confronted for causing a street disturbance, a court heard.

Alan McCarthy (20) told the arresting gardai he "must be new" because every other officer knew who he was.

A judge adjourned the case against McCarthy for three months.

The accused, of Mariner's Port, Seville Place, pleaded guilty at Dublin District Court to charges of breach of the peace and failing to obey garda directions. The court heard the incident happened on July 1, 2009 by Fairview Post Office.

Around 20 youths were at the scene drinking alcohol at 8.15pm when gardai arrived. Most left when told to move on, but the accused, who had no top on, said: "Get J220 down here and we will sort him out like we did before."

When asked for his details, he then said to one of the gardai: "Do you not know my name? You must be new. Every other garda around here knows me".

He became aggressive and continued to make reference to Garda J220. Drink was "a feature of the incident" and the accused had "a very poor relationship with alcohol", said said solicitor Kelly Breen.

aphelan@herald.ie

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