Probation on charge of drunkenness
A BRAY man who was sitting down on the side of the N11 late at night holding large bottles of cider had missed his bus, Bray District Court heard last week.
John Connors, with an address of 10 Fairgreen Terrace, Greenpark Road, Bray, had his charge of being drunk in public dismissed with the benefit of the probation act.
‘How did you get yourself in this condition,’ asked Judge Murrough Connellan. Connors told him that he had decided to walk home from the pub when he missed his bus.
Judge Connellan pointed out that for the price of the cider he could have paid for a taxi. ‘They wouldn’t give me a refund,’ explained Connors.
‘You should be full of sweetness and light when apprehended by the Gardaí,’ remarked Judge Connellan when he heard that Connors was uncooperative and aggressive.