A man who was arrested after an incident outside a pub was fined €250 at a recent sitting of Granard District Court.
Ian Wenman, 22 St Patrick’s Terrace, Edgeworthstown, Co Longford was charged with threatening and abusive behaviour and public intoxication at Casey’s Pub, Carrickboy, Co Longford on January 1, 2016.
It was revealed that at approximately 2:45am on the date in question, gardaí were called to the licenced premises where they met Mr Wenman, who was leaning against the door, intoxicated and aggressive. He had become aggressive inside the bar and had to be locked outside.
Mr Wenman’s aggression further continued while speaking to the Gardaí and when arrested, he twice tried to headbutt the window of the patrol car.
Speaking on behalf of his client, Mr Frank Gearty explained that Mr Wenman had had a row with his brother in the pub but that all the issues had since been resolved and Mr Wenman has remained of good behaviour.
After hearing that the father-of-one had compensated the pub owners for damage done to the door, Judge Hughes fined Mr Wenman €250 for threatening and abusive behaviour, before striking out the charge of public intoxication.
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