Drunken man told Gar­daí his brother had died

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A MAN who was ‘ex­tremely in­tox­i­cated’ when ar­rested told Gar­daí his ‘ brother died’ Ark­low District Court heard last week.

Pa­trick O’Brien, 24 Wood­land Green, Ark­low was charged with fail­ing to com­ply with a di­rec­tion from a mem­ber of the Gar­daí and with be­ing in­tox­i­cated in a pub­lic place at the Wex­ford Road, Ark­low on Jan­uary 30, 2009.

He was fur­ther charged with be­ing in­tox­i­cated in a pub­lic place at Tesco on Fe­bru­ary 10.

Garda Pa­trick Phe­lan said that on Jan­uary 30 at 1.45am he met O’Brien who was in­tox­i­cated.

He re­fused to leave the area de­spite sev­eral re­quests to do so. On Fe­bru­ary 10 at 7.45pm he met O’Brien at Tesco and he was ‘ex­tremely in­tox­i­cated’.

When charged he replied ‘ my brother died’.

He said a bench war­rant was in ex­is­tence for O’Brien too af­ter he didn’t ap­pear be­fore the court on July 5, 2006.

Act­ing for O’Brien so­lic­i­tor David Tar­rant said O’Brien had been in court since 2006 and he just wasn’t aware of the bench war­rant.

Judge Mur­rough Con­nel­lan re­manded him on his own bond of € 250 un­til March 11.

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