Threatening

A 29-year-old man who resisted arrest after drunkenly acting in an aggressive manner in Portarlington has been fined €100 at the district court.

Philip McCarthy (29), 55 St Marks Avenue, Clondalkin, was charged with intoxication in a public place, and threatening or abusive behaviour, on February 28, 2015.

Inspector Jer Glavin gave evidence that the gardaí were called to 20 Riverside, Portarlington, on that date, where a very intoxicated male was threatening self-harm.

Insp Glavin said the accused was shouting in a very intoxicated state at the front door of the premises, before he fell over.

He resisted arrest and struggled when he was placed in handcuffs, Insp Glavin said.

The accused had 31 previous convictions, including four for public order offences.

Defence, Mr Philip Meagher said his client was living in Dublin, but on the anniversary of his child’s death his family had come together and he was visiting his father in Portarlington.

He over-consumed alcohol and got very upset and very agitated, said defence.

Judge Staines convicted and fined the accused €100.