A 24-year-old man who was found “highly intoxicated and unsteady on his feet” at Francis Street in Dundalk was given the benefit of the Probation of Offenders Act at Dundalk Court where he appeared on public disorder charges related to an incident on June 11 last.
Inspector Martin Beggy said that Gardai had come across defendant Liam Crawley, Point View, Lr Point Road - attempting to “engage” with another person at 3.40am. He was defended by solicitor Frank McDonnell.
Separately, Ruairi Fitzpatrick (27), Cowan Street, Newry was fined e300 for public disorder offences at Park Street on June 21 last. Inspector Martin Beggy said Gardai were called to the scene of an incident when defendant had an issue with a taxi driver. Defendant had become abusive and had had to be arrested. Solicitor James MacGuill said that his client apologised to the Gardai. He was deeply embarrassed to be in court, he said.
Thomas McDonald (36), Distillery lane was fined e500 for public order offences at Doolargy Avenue on June 5 last. The court was told he had 34 previous convictions.
Padraig Finnegan, Feran Drive, Louth Village was put on probation for six months for public order offences at the Ploughman’s Inn on August 28 last.