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Student (22) is fined €300 for abusing garda patrol

A STUDENT showed the middle finger of both hands to gardai after they drove past him, a court heard.

Donal O'Hara (22) also shouted "f**kin w**kers" at officers.

Judge Dermot Dempsey fined O'Hara €300.

The defendant, of Glin Park in Coolock, admitted before Swords District Court to a breach of the peace at Marigold Crescent in Darndale on May 24 last.

Garda Michael McCallion said he was on mobile patrol shortly when he saw O'Hara walking down the road.

Gda McCallion said O'Hara saw him, stuck up the middle finger of both hands and shouted "f**kin w**kers".

The court heard that O'Hara, a father of three, was very sorry for his behaviour, which he realised was "stupid".