December 3, 2023

A Letterkenny man has averted conviction after squaring as much as Gardai on patrol.

Joseph Dorrian, aged 23, of Rahan, Letterkenny, was earlier than Letterkenny District Court docket following an incident on July 16, 2023.

Sergeant Jim Collins instructed the court docket that Gardai had been on patrol when a person got here in the direction of the patrol automotive together with his arms outstretched, shouting abuse.

When Garda Mulvaney exited the patrol automotive, Dorrian squared as much as him and continued to shout abuse.

“He made a number of swings at Gardai, however didn’t join,” Sergeant Collins mentioned.

Dorrian was mentioned to be ‘compliant and contrite’ when arrested.

Mr Gordon Curley, solicitor for Dorrian, mentioned his shopper is a 23-year-old development employee who plans to go to Australia in 2024. Mr Curley mentioned Dorrian returned to the Garda station to apologise for his behaviour.

Choose Éiteáin Cunningham mentioned the abuse of Gardai in the middle of their duties ‘can’t be condoned in any respect on any stage’.

Choose Cunningham mentioned if Dorrian made a €300 contribution to Little Blue Heroes he would keep away from a conviction.


Man in court docket after ‘making swings’ at gardaí was final modified: October twenty fifth, 2023 by Rachel McLaughlin