05 Jul 2022

Angry man arrested leaving Portlaoise Garda Station

Portlaoise Garda Station

Portlaoise Garda Station

A man who became angry on leaving Portlaoise Garda Station had to be arrested after he failed to leave the scene. 

Shane Newman, with an address at Walshtown, Newbridge, Co Kildare was charged with three public order offences at Portlaoise Garda Station on August 8 last. 

The court heard the defendant became abusive to gardai and refused to leave the area.

“He was aggressive and drunk,” Sgt JJ Kirby told the recent sitting of Portlaoise District Court. 

The defendant works as an engineer, defence solicitor Philip Meagher told the court.

“He had a lot of drink taken and was brought to Portlaoise Garda Station,” he said. 

The defendant had become upset when he was leaving as he felt he had been arrested in the wrong earlier, as he had been attacked. The defendant accepted that his actions were wrong and he should have left. 

The case was dismissed after the defendant made a €300 contribution to the Garda Benevolent Fund.

Judge Catherine Staines told the defendant he will need to get his alcohol issues addressed. 

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.

Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.