herald

Friday 17 August 2018

Student left covered in blood after exams party

A BUSINESS management student who was found injured and bleeding following a city centre altercation had to be arrested for his own safety when he refused medical attention.

Christopher Malendewisz (33) had mixed anti-depressant medication with alcohol while out celebrating his exam results, a court heard

Judge Denis McLoughlin left him without a conviction when he appeared in Dublin District Court.

Malendewisz , of Ravensdale Road, East Wall, pleaded guilty to public intoxication.

The court heard gardai were called to Grafton Street at 4.10am on December 11 following a report that a disturbance had taken place and the accused was found a short distance away with blood on his face and clothes. He refused medical attention.

Malendewisz had previous convictions for public order offences. He had been drinking while out celebrating his exam results on the night of the incident, his solicitor said.

He had been on heavy anti-depressant medication since October and the alcohol had an "adverse effect on him", she explained.

He did not remember anything about what happened.

The court heard the accused had been a carpenter but found it difficult to get work and returned to college, where he was studying business management.

Judge McLoughlin applied the Probation Act after the defendant made a €150 charity donation.

aphelan@herald.ie

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