A LETTERKENNY was ‘just about able to communicate’ when he became highly abusive to Gardaí.

Charlie Connors (32) of Canal Road, Letterkenny, was before Letterkenny District Court charged with an incident on February 8, 2020.

Connors was charged with being intoxicated in a public place and using threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour with intent to provoke a breach of the peace.

At 10.36pm on the date in question, Gardaí responded to an incident at Neil T Blaney Road.

A highly-intoxicated Connors was observed staggering ‘over and back’ outside the Riverside Retail Park.

“He was just about able to communicate,” Sergeant Jim Collins told the court. “When Gardaí stopped with him, he became very abusive, telling them to ‘fuck off and mind their own business’.”

Solicitor for Connors, Mr Patsy Gallagher, said his client was a 32-year-old father-of-one who had ‘substantial difficulties with alcohol.’.

“He was very close to his own home when this incident occurred,” Mr Gallagher said.

“He is out of road with this court. I would ask the court to give him an opportunity.”

Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case to January 11 to allow for the preparation of a community service report.


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