Search

10 Aug 2022

Spat and tried to headbutt garda

Spat and tried to headbutt garda

Spat and tried to headbutt garda

A man who attempted to headbutt a garda has been given the probation act.

Dylan McMahon, 24, of 57 Kilpatrick, Kildangan, Co. Kildare, was charged with threatening or abusive behaviour, at the Abbeyleix Road, Portlaoise.

Sgt JJ Kirby gave evidence that on April 11 this year, at the Abbeyleix Road, Portlaoise, the accused was abusive to gardaí. He spat at the gardaí and attempted to headbutt a garda, but did not connect.

The accused had 18 previous convictions.

Defence, Mr Donncha Craddock said that the accused had been involved in a car accident in 2016 which left him with mental health difficulties. He is on medication and took some alcohol on that day.

Judge Catherine Staines applied the probation act, section 1.2.

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.