Gar­daí were called to ho­tel

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS -

A 38 year-old-man who was ver­bally abu­sive to staff and mem­bers of the pub­lic at a ho­tel had his case ad­journed for a year to see how he be­haves.

Be­fore Sligo Dis­trict Court was Matthew Mul­hol­land, Strand­hill Road who ad­mit­ted a charge of en­gag­ing in threat­en­ing, abu­sive or in­sult­ing be­hav­iour at the Clay­ton Ho­tel on July 26 th last.

In­spec­tor Paul Kil­coyne said Gar­daí went to the ho­tel at 8.25pm fol­low­ing re­ceipt of a re­port of a man who was in­tox­i­cated and was be­ing abu­sive to staff the pub­lic. He was also re­fus­ing to leave the premises.

He made at­tempts to strike out sev­eral times and was ar­rested. He was found to be in pos­ses­sion of €50 worth of cannabis which was for his own use, said the In­spec­tor.

Mr John An­der­son, so­lic­i­tor (de­fend­ing) pleaded that the de­fen­dant had res­i­den­tial treat­ment in the past for al­co­holism.

On the night he was in a home­less sit­u­a­tion. He re­gret­ted his ac­tions, added Mr An­der­son.

He had one pre­vi­ous con­vic­tion for a road traf­fic mat­ter.

Judge Kevin Kil­rane said it would ap­pear the de­fen­dant was out of his mind through a com­bi­na­tion of al­co­hol and drugs.

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