Jailed for drunken be­hav­iour at A&E

Wexford People - - NEWS -

A 38-YEAR-OLD man with a record of pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions for pub­lic or­der of­fences was pre­scribed jail for his mis­be­haviour at the A&E in Wex­ford Gen­eral Hospi­tal.

The District Court heard how Justin Sin­nott of The Foggy Dew Inn, South Main Street, Wex­ford pre­sented him­self at the hospi­tal for treat­ment on March 3 last year.

How­ever, he be­came abu­sive to nurs­ing staff and re­fused to al­low them com­plete the treat­ment.

He was ar­rested at A&E and brought to the garda sta­tion where a doc­tor was called to re­move a can­nula in­serted at the hospi­tal which re­mained in his arm.

Solic­i­tor Eric Fur­long told the court that his client – fa­ther of young chil­dren - had since been re­ferred to a substance abuse team.

The substance in ques­tion was mainly al­co­hol, reck­oned Mr Fur­long, who added that Sin­nott had un­der­taken 12 weeks of re­hab.

The solic­i­tor stressed that the de­fen­dant is a very dif­fer­ent man when off the drink.

The court was told that Sin­nott had a record of 68 past con­vic­tions.

The list in­cluded 13 counts of pub­lic or­der of­fences as well as crim­i­nal dam­age, as­sault, theft and mo­tor­ing of­fences.

This was taken into ac­count by Judge Kevin Staunton who de­scribed as thor­oughly de­spi­ca­ble the be­hav­iour of those who make the life of A&E staff un­bear­able.

The judge marked a two month jail sen­tence though Sin­nott was later freed on bail af­ter serv­ing no­tice of his in­ten­tion to ap­peal the ver­dict.

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