A MILFORD man who consumed ’somewhere north of 20 shots of vodka’ has been fined for a public order incident.

Lee McLaughlin (24) of 4 Moyle Road, Milford, was before Letterkenny District Court over an incident at Port Road, Letterkenny on September 15 last.

Sergeant Jim Collins told the Court that Gardaí observed McLaughlin stepping into a fight between two females and pushing one of them.

McLaughlin became abusive shouting ‘f*** off’ to members of the public and was arrested by Gardaí.

Solicitor for McLaughlin, Mr Rory O’Brien, said his client had no recollection of the night in question due to his ‘high level of inebriation’.

“He had a complete and utter black out,” Mr O’Brien said. “He drank a ridiculous amount, somewhere north of 20 shots of vodka. It was remarkable that he was standing.”

Mr O’Brien said that McLaughlin, accompanied in Court by family members, wanted to apologise for his behaviour.

Judge Paul Kelly warned McLaughlin that he was in a downward spiral and needed to ‘get a grip’.

McLaughlin was fined €150 and given four months to pay.


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