Gardai had to coax a man out of a hedge after he hid in it following a fight.

Letterkenny Court.

Letterkenny Court.

Kieran Maguire, 31, hid in the undergrowth at LIDL in Ballybofey, Co Donegal after a fight had broken out in the area on March 9th last.

Gardai searched the area and found Maguire, of Main Street, Killygordon, in the hedge and he told them to “go f*** themselves.”

The accused, who has just started his own mechanic business, eventually came out.

His solicitor told Letterkenny District Court that his client had been drinking and had been “in a fracas of sorts.”

It was Maguire’s first offence and he pleaded guilty to being intoxicated and causing a breach of the peace.

Judge Paul Kelly asked Maguire if he had a drink problem and he said he hadn’t.

He was ordered to pay €150 to a local charity and received the probation act.

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