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Thursday 16 August 2018

In brief: Drunk salesman fled garda car

AN advertising salesman tried to escape from gardai after they arrested him for hurling drunken abuse at them when he was refused entry to a city pub.

Ronan Meagher (28) jumped from a patrol car and ran after he was arrested for causing a disturbance at the pub.

Meagher, of South Richmond Street, Dublin 2, went on to shout abuse at gardai when he was recaptured and brought back to Pearse Street Garda Station.

The case against him was adjourned for the preparation of a probation report.

He had denied charges of public drunkenness, breach of the peace, obstruction and violent behaviour on July 16, 2010.

Judge Ann Watkin said she did not believe his story that he did not remember what happened because he was concussed from a bump on the head.



Suspect faces stolen car trial

A MAN accused of trying to con a man into paying €25,000 for a stolen Toyota Landcruiser has been sent forward for trial.

Christopher Kelly (27) allegedly induced the man into handing over an initial €500 cash for the stolen vehicle after they completed a deal in a shopping centre car park.

The defendant, with an address at Glenside, Castletroy, Co Limerick, and in Dunshaughlin, Co Meath, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court.

The judge remanded Kelly on bail.

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