Shouted and spat at traffic

A 42 year-old man who was shouting abuse at passing traffic and spat at cars, had been drinking for three days, a court heard.

Barrister Irene Sands said that the behaviour of Seamus Molloy of Cappocksgate, Ardee was “bizarre and wholly unacceptable” when he appeared for being intoxicated and with threatening and abusive and insulting behaviour at the local court.

Judge Grainne Malone remarked that the offences occurred at 2.30pm when children were being collected from school. She said she would like a probation report on the defendant before dealing with the case, and adjourned the summonses to the April sitting.

The prosecuting Garda said that a number of motorists made contact to complain about the abuse on February 15.

The witness said that he observed the defendant standing on the footpath at Bridge Street shouting at passing traffic and spat at cars. The defendant told him he had been drinking the last three days.

Miss Sands said that the defendant suffered with difficulties which were compounded by the alcohol he had taken.


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