Meath man fined for getting sick in his cell

A Meath man who got sick all over his cell in Abbeyleix Garda Station while he was in custody had his bail revoked to pay the cleaning costs.

A Meath man who got sick all over his cell in Abbeyleix Garda Station while he was in custody had his bail revoked to pay the cleaning costs.

Christopher Nevin, 2 South Francis Park, Windtown, Navan in Meath had been arrested for a public order incident on April 6.

“When he was taken out of his cell in Abbeyleix the next morning, there was sick all over the cell,” Inspector Aidan Farrelly told the court.

He said the cost of cleaning the cell was €120.

Philip Meager, solicitor for the defendant, handed in a letter from Nevin’s GP explaining the effects alcohol had on mediaction he was taking.

Nevin had travelled to his mother-in-laws birthday, and normally wouldn’t drink. Nevin had 11 previous convictions, and his wife is expecting their first child later this summer.

“I was at a party and had a few drinks, but I know now I shouldn’t drink at all,” Nevin said, apologising to Judge Catherine Staines for his behaviour.

Judge Staines fined Nevin €200 and ordered that his bail money be sent directly to the Gardaí to cover the costs.