Drunken stable boy jailed for six months
A STABLE boy who was arrested for drunken behaviour at the scene of a river rescue by the Dublin Fire Brigade has been jailed for six months.
Gatis Kaulins (24) hurled abuse at gardai when they tried to move him on while firefighters were busy saving a drowning man in the Liffey in the city centre.
Sentencing him, Judge John O'Neill said Kaulins was a "guest" in Ireland and had shown he "doesn't care about law and order in this country".
Kaulins, with an address at Cedar House, Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, admitted breach of the peace and a series of other public order offences when he appeared in Dublin District Court
On July 19, Kaulins was among a group of men drinking on the boardwalk. They were watching the fire brigade rescuing someone from the Liffey.
When asked to move on, the accused told a garda to "f*** off." He was asked to leave several times and became abusive to the garda on each occasion. He was arrested when he pushed the garda and again told him to "f*** off".
The court heard that Kaulins, from Latvia, had begun drinking heavily when he lost his job in Kildare.