Drunk man told garda he was ‘Tony Montana’
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.