Sunday 24 February 2019

Drunk milkman 'is a different, quiet individual when sober'

Keith Mooney has a job waiting for him when he leaves jail
Keith Mooney has a job waiting for him when he leaves jail

A drunken milkman who failed to give his name and address to gardai is an "entirely different individual when he's sober".

Keith Mooney (27) has had a problem with alcohol and tablets for a number of years.

Judge John Lindsay ordered him to enter into a peace bond for two years.

The defendant, of Broadford Walk, Ballinteer, admitted before Dun Laoghaire District Court to public drunkenness and failing to give his name and address to gardai at Main Street, Blackrock, last May 1.

A garda witness said he was on patrol shortly before 1.30am when he came across the def-endant who was walking in the middle of the road.

He was drunk and a danger to himself and others.

Gardai asked Mooney for his name and address but he failed to provide them.

Mooney further admitted public drunkenness at Hillview Estate, Ballinteer, shortly after 5pm on March 18 last year.

In that incident, gardai were called by local residents who were concerned about a male who was drinking on the street.

Mooney had an open wine bottle, and gardai tried to get him to go home, but he was too drunk to understand.

The court heard Mooney received a sentence last Nov- ember and was due for release in May.

Defence solicitor Jonathan Dunphy said that when sober Mooney was "quiet" and "an entirely different individual" to when he is drinking.

He came from a good family, and a job working as a milkman with his father is waiting for him on his release.

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