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Mohamed Elnemmawi said he ‘wouldn’t be told what to do’

Mohamed Elnemmawi said he ‘wouldn’t be told what to do’

Mohamed Elnemmawi said he ‘wouldn’t be told what to do’

A man who shouted in the face of a bar's bouncer after he was denied entry onto the premises then told a garda he "wouldn't be told what to do" when he was asked to stop.

Mohamed Elnemmawi then turned around and continued to verbally abuse the bouncer, Swords District Court heard.

The defendant was standing outside Wright's Cafe Bar on the Malahide Road in Swords at 12.30pm when Garda Philip Walsh saw him "shouting in the face of a bouncer".

The defendant was being denied entry into the bar because he was too intoxicated, the court heard.

When Gda Walsh told him to desist his behaviour, the defendant told the officer he "wouldn't be told what to do".

He then turned around and continued to verbally abuse the bouncer.

Elnemmawi was arrested and deemed unsuitable for an Adult Caution.

A fine was issued but was unpaid, resulting in a court summons then being issued.

Elnemmawi, of Myrtle House, Coast Road, Baldoyle, admitted to being intoxicated on June 26 last year.

The 27-year-old had no previous convictions.

Apologise

Representing himself, Elnemmawi said: "It was a once off. I apologise."

When asked why he didn't pay the fine, the defendant replied: "I had a lot on my head. I should have paid and I am happy to make amends."

Judge Dermot Dempsey proceeded to impose a conviction and fined him €100.