A MAN who resisted arrest and became abusive after he was involved in an altercation with another man has been banned from entering any licensed premises in the Dublin area for six months.
Jonathan Marry (33) was also given a six months suspended sentence and was told by Judge Alan Mitchell that if he is going to "stay on the straight and narrow you have nothing to fear".
Marry was attending a christening earlier in the day and had "too much to drink" before he got involved in an altercation with another person over a taxi fare.
Marry, of Pineridge, Balbriggan pleaded guilty at Swords District Court to being intoxicated, resisting arrest and using threatening and abusive behaviour last October at McDonald's at Millfield Shopping Centre in Balbriggan.
A charge of assaulting Gda Wayne Keown was withdrawn by the State.
Gda Keown said that at 12.20pm he received a report of a public order incident at McDonald's. When he arrived at the scene, Marry was drunk and using threatening and abusive behaviour. He said Marry has 16 previous convictions including 13 for public order offences.
Defence solicitor Fiona Kelly said his last conviction was six years ago.
"He worked as a joiner and was out of work for a while but he has now secured work," said Ms Kelly.
"It was unacceptable behaviour, and although he does have a chequered past, this was a once-off incident."
"The gardai have a hard enough job as it is and it's not made easy by people like you," Judge Alan Mitchell told Marry.
He convicted and fined him €300 for using threatening and abusive behaviour and convicted and sentenced him to six months in prison which he suspended and made the exclusion order barring him from entering licensed premises in Dublin for six months.