Asleep drunk by the side of the road

A Portlaoise man discovered asleep at the side of the road was last week fined €200 for being intoxicated, and using threatening or abusive behaviour.

A Portlaoise man discovered asleep at the side of the road was last week fined €200 for being intoxicated, and using threatening or abusive behaviour.

Brian Lawlor, Kyle Hill, Cashel, Portlaoise, committed the offences at The Heath, Portlaoise, on October 18.

Inspector Aidan Farrelly gave evidence that Lawlor was found asleep at the side of the road at 5.40am. He became aggressive toward the gardaí when woken, and was under the influence of an intoxicant. He had two previous convictions.

Defence, Mr Declan Breen said Lawlor had been at a party and drank too much.