A JUDGE has ordered that a 22-year-old Donegal man who was highly abusive to Gardaí be present in court to answer two public order charges.

The case of Simon Harvey (22) of Lough Road, Milford is due back before Judge Paul Kelly at Letterkenny District Court on November 16.

The court heard that, on April 29, 2020, Gardai responded to a call regarding an intoxicated male at Simpson’s Supermarket, Letterkenny.

Gardaí observed a male, face down on the ground and missing one of his runners.

Harvey, the court heard, was unable to stand and became abusive to both staff and Gardaí. When being released, Sergeant Jim Collins said Harvey was ‘extremely apologetic and remorseful’.

At a later date, Gardaí observed Harvey, who had left his house on Lough Road, in an intoxicated state on the main road shouting abuse to Gardaí. With a number of other people present, Harvey proceeding to call Gardaí ‘f****** pigs’.

Sergeant Collin said that Harvey was ‘again apologetic and co-operative’.

Solicitor for Harvey, Mr Patsy Gallagher, said his client had a ‘number of issues, he is apologetic and has no excuse’.

Mr Gallagher added: “This is his first run in and the first time he has come before this venue.”

Harvey was not present in court.

Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until November 16.

“I want him here,” Judge Kelly said. “Tell him to gather some money.”


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