Drunken woman thought that Garda car was a taxi

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A 51-YEAR-OLD WOMAN who tried to flag down a Garda car think­ing that it was a taxi was be­fore Bray District Court for be­ing drunk in pub­lic and for not co­op­er­at­ing with Gar­daí.

The court heard that on Au­gust 14 at Trafal­gar Road in Grey­stones, He­len O’Reilly of 28 Shanganagh Cliffs was ly­ing drunk on the path and when she saw the Garda car she thought it was a taxi.

O’Reilly told Judge Mur­rough Con­nel­lan that she had been drink­ing in town and fell asleep on the Dart and that’s why she was in Grey­stones.

Garda John Mur­phy of Grey­stones Garda Sta­tion told the court that the Gar­daí had re­ceived a re­port of a woman drunk on the side of the road.

When the Gar­daí found O’Reilly she was sway­ing all over the place and on to the road and was a dan­ger to her­self and oth­ers.

When O’Reilly was brought back to the sta­tion she con­tin­ued to bang on the cell door and was gen­er­ally mis­be­hav­ing.

When asked by the judge if she had a prob­lem with drink, O’Reilly replied no.

Judge Con­nel­lan ad­journed the mat­ter un­til Novem­ber 20 re­quest­ing a pro­ba­tion re­port for that date.

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