A man who ‘flashed his backside’ at Gardai in a squad car thought it was his mates’ vehicle, the district court heard last week.
Conor Connolly, (22), Roodstown, Ardee, was seen to be ‘highly intoxicated’ at Park Street shortly after 3.30am on Christmas Eve. Gardai said he was ‘acting aggressively’, kicking the shutters of a shop window, and then pulled the jeans down and flashed his backside. And when Gardai asked for his details, he initially gave his brother’s.
Connolly, who has no previous convictions, was out for Christmas and had finished work on December 23, solicitor Barry Callan said. His client had ‘consumed far more drink than usual’.
Connolly was in the company of friends and ‘when he heard someone beeping from behind him, he thought it was his friends, but unfortunately for him it was the Gardai. He may learn a lesson from this as he was held for some time at the station’. Callan also wanted to apologise to Gardai for his behaviour.
Judge Flann Brennan applied the Probation Act and dismissed the charge.