Too drunk to remember giving abuse to gardai
A CASTLEBRIDGE man who was abusive to gardai has been ordered to complete 120 hours community service in lieu of three months in prison.
Before Wexford District Court was 25-year-old Raymond Carty, of 13 Millhaven, Castlebridge, who was facing a charge of using threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour to gardai, at South Main Street in Wexford on August 6 last year. He was also charged with failing to comply with directions of gardai on the same occasion.
Inspector Pat McDonald gave evidence to the court that at 1.25 a.m. on the date in question, Garda Kevin Byrne saw that Carty was involved in an incident. He asked the defendant what he was arguing about. Carty replied by telling the garda that it had nothing to do with him. At 1.30a.m. Garda Byrne arrested the defendant, who had tried to resist arrest. On the occasion the defendant acted in a very aggressive manner and was abusive.
Inspector McDonald said the defendant had fourteen previous convictions.
The defendant told the court that at the time he was drinking a lot.
'It was a rough time in my life. I have no recollection of what happened on the occasion,' he told Judge Haughton.
Judge Haughton sentenced the defendant to three months in prison on each charge, to run concurrently, but suspended the sentences on the defendant completing 120 hours community service.