Woman apologises to garda in court
A WOMAN at Wexford District Court on public order offences was asked by Judge Patrick Clyne to walk across the court room and shake the hand of the arresting garda.
'Go and apologise to him, the Judge told Jackie Fowler, 34 Antelope Road, Maudlintown.
'I already did,' said the defendant as she walked over to Garda Barry Brennan, shook his hand and said: 'I'm sorry.'
The defendant admitted being drunk and engaging in threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour at Waterloo Road on October 8. She had no previous convictions.
Garda Brennan said the incident happened at 2 a.m.. He was on patrol and saw a woman shouting at the top of her voice. He asked her to desist but she refused to do so. She was also aggressive and abusive in the garda station, he said.
'Garda Brennan is a gentleman. He did not tell the court the nature of the abuse,' commented Judge Clyne who gave the defendant the benefit of the Probation Act.