A man who spat at hospital staff and Gardai has been ordered to keep the peace after appearing in court.

Constance O’Donnell appeared at Letterkenny District Court on public order charges which took place at Letterkenny University Hospital on November 30th last.

Garda Seamus Lyons told the court that while in the hospital Gardai were alerted to a drunk man who was spitting at staff.

When they went to chat to the man he began spitting at them and was refusing treatment.

O’Donnell’s solicitor said her client had suffered from mental health issues which he was trying to address.

She said her client acknowledged his behaviour was unacceptable and that he had apologised to hospital staff.

“He is a troubled gentleman,” said the solicitor.

Judge Paul Kelly bound the man to the peace for 12 months, fined him €100 for not appearing at a previous court sitting and took other charges into consideration.


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