Man ar­gued with girl­friend on bus

HIT WITH FINE GAR­DAÍ CALLED TO IN­TER­VENE AS PAS­SEN­GERS IN­VOLVED IN HEATED EX­CHANGE

Bray People - - News -

A MAN WHO was ar­gu­ing with his girl­friend on the top deck of a bus ended up with fines to­talling €1,000 in his ab­sence at Bray District Court last Thurs­day.

Garda Bren­dan Dowl­ing said that he and his col­league Garda John Comer­ford were on mo­bile pa­trol when hailed by a Dublin Bus driver on the Main Street. David Ryan of no fixed abode was in­volved in a dis­pute.

There was an al­ter­ca­tion on the top of the bus. Garda Dowl­ing said that Ryan was at the rear with his girl­friend and there was a heated ex­change.

He said that his eyes were glassy and there was a smell of al­co­hol on his breath. ‘I was try­ing to speak to him but he kept looking at his girl- friend. I asked him to look at me while I spoke to him,’ Garda Dowl­ing told the court.

Ryan then threw his jacket ag­gres­sively, nearly hit­ting Garda Comer­ford in the face.

Garda Dowl­ing said that he spoke to Ryan’s girl­friend the fol­low­ing day and she as­sured him that the ac­cused would ap­pear in court.

He was fined € 500 for be­ing drunk in pub­lic and €500 for dis­or­derly con­duct.

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