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Sunday 17 December 2017

Drunk who interfered in arrest is fined €150

A DUBLIN man shouted drunken abuse at gardai as he tried to intervene in the arrest of a relative, a court heard.

Conail Moore (31) acted out of a sense of "misplaced loyalty" when he got involved.

Judge Cormac Dunne fined him €150.

Moore, of Melville Way, Finglas pleaded guilty to public intoxication and causing a breach of the peace on August 11 last.

Dublin District Court heard gardai were trying to arrest a relative of the accused at Constitution Hill at 11.16am.

Moore intervened, shouting expletives and became "very difficult to deal with". He tried to escape and a struggle ensued.

He had come to the defence of a relation and was trying to explain "why he thought the garda had got it wrong", his solicitor explained.

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