Monday 11 December 2017

Locked-out man ‘went crazy’ on street

Barry Duggan
Barry Duggan

AN out-of-work printer was arrested when he “went crazy on the street” after being locked out of his house.

Barry Duggan (45) was drunk and began shouting at the “top of his lungs” as the situation escalated, a court heard.

Judge Ann Ryan adjourned his case for the production of a pre-sentence probation report.

Gardai were called at 6.30pm and found the accused “going crazy on the street”.

He was “highly intoxicated and shouting at the top of his lungs”, a garda said.

Duggan would not desist and was arrested.

“His explanation was that he didn’t have the keys for his house and he was shouting to the occupants,” the defendant’s lawyer said.

“He was under the influence of alcohol and it escalated into something more than boisterousness.”

Duggan, of Ebenezer Terrace in the south inner city, pleaded guilty to public intoxication and using threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour.

Dublin District Court heard the incident happened outside his home on July 9 last year.

Duggan also admitted trespassing in the garden of a house at St Thomas Road, Dublin 8, last January 10.


In another incident, gardai were dealing with a second man when the accused became aggressive. He “took umbrage” at the other man being dealt with by the gardai.

The court heard Duggan was not someone who was “significant on the garda radar”.

He was a qualified printer who was made redundant because of “advances in technology”.

“When he does drink he seems to go overboard,” his lawyer said.

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