Drunken man told Gardaí his brother had died
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.