Drunkenly roared in street with his top off

Portlaoise courthouse.

Portlaoise courthouse.

A Portlaoise man who “does lend himself to public order” offences appeared before last week’s district court in Portlaoise, charged with a drunken offence where he ran around shouting with his top off.

Darren Coss, with an address at Ross, Ballyfin, was charged with a public order disturbance at DeVesci Court, Portlaoise, on January 8 this year.

Inspector Aidan Farrelly gave evidence that there was a noisy house party in the estate and gardaí called to ask them to keep the noise down.

After more calls, the gardaí went to the house, and while there they observed Coss walking around the area with his top off. He was intoxicated, and was roaring and shouting.

Defence, Ms Josephine Fitzpatrick admitted that her client was well known to the court, due to his “precarious lifestyle”.

“You do know him,” she said to Judge Catherine Staines, “he does lend himself to public order matters.”

Defence said that on the night in question, Coss had been attending his brother’s wedding.

Judge Staines convicted Coss and fined him €100.


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