Drunk man told garda he was ‘Tony Mon­tana’

Bray People - - NEWS -

A MAN who was drunk on board a bus has de­pres­sion and is on a con­coc­tion of med­i­ca­tion, so even a small amount of al­co­hol can change him com­pletely, Bray District Court heard last week.

Ro­man Man­dache (46), 13 Ard Brae, was on board a bus at Dublin Road Shankill on Jan­uary 29 when the driver flagged down a garda.

Man­dache was very drunk and told Garda Ross O’Do­herty that he was ‘Tony Mon­tana’, the char­ac­ter played by Al Pa­cino in the film ‘Scar­face’.

The court heard that he was in­volved in a car ac­ci­dent in 2010 when his friend died. He de­vel­oped de­pres­sion. He is cur­rently on a con­coc­tion of med­i­ca­tion. If he con­sumes even a small amount of al­co­hol, his state of mind is pro­foundly al­tered. He is a com­pletely dif­fer­ent man when sober and is not drink­ing at mo­ment.

He is also en­gag­ing with the HSE. He only had a cou­ple of beers and a Red Bull yet didn’t know what he was do­ing, the court heard.

Judge David Kennedy handed down a fine of €100 as well as a one-month sus­pended sen­tence.

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