Drunk in public charge struck out after donation
A WEXFORD town man who made a contribution of €200 to Console at Wexford Court has had a charge of being intoxicated in a public place struck out.
Shane Barnes, of Westlands Estate, St. John's Drive, had pleaded guilty at a previous court to being intoxicated at North Main Street, Wexford, on June 28 last. He also pleaded guilty to failing to comply with directions of Gardaí on the same occasion.
Supt. Pat Carolan told the court that the defendant had been arrested on the night in question and brought to Wexford Garda Station.
Defence solicitor Timothy Cummings said the defendant was out on the night and had too much to drink, having consumed whiskey and pints.
Mr. Cummings said he had made the payment of €200 to Console, a charity close to the family's hearts.
Judge Clyne said if the defendant had been present in court previously it would have been disposed of, and the taxpayer would have saved €200.
He had that the figure in mind for payment to charity.
After the defendant had handed over the cash, Judge Clyne said he would dismiss the offences.