A 72-year-old Carrigart pensioner has been fined €100 after being found intoxicated in a laneway in Portsalon.
Charlie Lynagh appeared at Falcarragh District Court after being found drunk close to The Stores bar on July 27th last.
Gardai said Lynagh was found at 9.50pm and was unable to stand and was arrested under the Public Order Act before being taken to Milford Garda station and charged.
Garda Inspector Seamus McGonigle told the court that Lynagh, of Tirloughan, Carrigart, has a considerable amount of other previous convictions.
His solicitor, Mr Patsy Gallagher, said his client has other matters before the court and this was “the least of his worries.”
He added that his client has a lot of stress in his life at the moment and that alcohol was not for him.
He said his client apologised to the court for his behaviour.
Judge Eiteain Cunningham found the facts proved and fined Lynagh €100 and gave him six months to pay.