Woman hit a shop win­dow dur­ing a row with her fa­ther

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS -

THE fa­ther of a 19-year-old woman may be sum­moned to court af­ter it was heard that he was buy­ing her drink in the mid­dle of the day rather than give her money.

Sorcha McLough­lin of St Ed­wards Tce was be­fore the court on charges of be­ing drunk and abu­sive on Up­per John Street last April 29 th. In­spec­tor Paul Kil­coyne said Gar­daí re­ceived a call from a mem­ber of the pub­lic about a woman ly­ing drunk on the foot­path.

When Gar­daí brought her to her home but when her mother came to the Garda car, it was al­leged the de­fen­dant be­came ver­bally abu­sive and shouted ex­ple­tives at the Gar­daí.

She re­fused to go home and Gar­daí were left with no op­tion but to ar­rest her, the court heard.

Ear­lier on April 1st, McLough­lin was seen ar­gu­ing with a man and hit out at a win­dow of a shop on High Street and was ar­rested.

She said she was hav­ing a row with fa­ther and said he brought her to the pub in the mid­dle of the day.

Mr Tom MacSharry, de­fend­ing, said his client “to­tally re­grets” the in­ci­dents.

The court heard she had been cau­tioned in Fe­bru­ary, some­thing which con­cerned Judge Kil­rane. The de­fen­dant’s mother told the judge that her daugh­ter had “calmed down” since then.

She said the girl’s fa­ther got a lot of money on a claim and her daugh­ter “had to beg him for money.”

“The only way she can get money is through drink. He buys her drink,” she told the court.

The judge told McLough­lin she didn’t have to do what her fa­ther asked her to do. She said she didn’t go to the pub any more.

Judge Kil­rane re­manded her on con­tin­u­ing bail to March 2nd 2018 and said if there was any re-of­fend­ing he was go­ing to di­rect a wit­ness sum­mons be served on her fa­ther.

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