No valid NCT and tax discs
He was attempting to make off with a €7 bottle of Smirnoff vodka at the time.
Godkin was described by his solicitor as a diagnosed alcoholic whose three children lived in County Wicklow.
Fines to a total of €600 were imposed on conviction for motoring offences on Daniel Wilde (28) from Garryvadden in Blackwater.
The prosecution dealt with at Wexford Court arose after Garda Dene O’Gorman of the traffic corps inspected a Volkswagen Passat on the night of February 9.
The vehicle had no valid NCT disc (fine €300) and no up-to-date tax disc (again €300).