Drank two bottles of rum and ended up in hospital
A man told Sligo District Court that he drank two bottles of black rum and was so sick he went to hospital but said he got fed up waiting to be seen there.
Anthony Casey of 15 Hanly Avenue, Boyle was summoned for being intoxicated at Sligo University Hospital on September 5 th last and with engaging in threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour at Bridge Street in Boyle on February 1st 2017.
Inspector Paul Kilcoyne said the defendant had two previous convictions. Casey admitted to Judge Kevin Kilrane that he had a drink problem. He said he had met a guy in Sligo who had just been released from prison and went drinking with him.
He drank two bottles of black rum and got so sick he went to the hospital.
“I got fed up waiting to be seen and I lost my temper. After that I had a blackout,” he said.
Judge Kilrane warned the defendant alcohol was going to kill him.
“It’s a wonder you are with us at all after two bottles of rum,” the Judge told him.
Mr Eddie Henry, solicitor (defending) pleaded that Casey had been attending his GP and a psychiatrist.
Judge Kilrane fined Casey €200 on the Boyle charge and took the other offence into consideration.