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Man spared record for having broken bottle on Dublin street.

Man spared record for having broken bottle on Dublin street.

A 24-YEAR-OLD man caught carrying a broken beer bottle on Dublin's Talbot Street after a row at a party has been spared a criminal conviction and a sentence.

Project manager Ruben Adliel with an address at Dunedin Terrace, Monkstown Farm, Dublin, pleaded guilty to possessing the bottle as a weapon on June 26 last.

Judge Anthony Halpin struck out the case after the accused handed €200 into court to be donated to the Beaumont Hospital foundation.

Dublin District Court was told gardai arrested him following reports of a man in possession of a broken bottle on Talbot Street at about 3.40am. He had it in his hand when gardai approached  him.

The court was told that father-of-one Adliel had been in an argument with a group of friends at a house party beforehand.

Defence solicitor Eileen McCabe said he worked as a project manager and the court was told he had no prior criminal convictions. The solicitor said that her client did not know why he brought the bottle and she asked the court to note there was no violence or evidence of any victims. 

She said he apologised to gardai when he “sobered up” and did not want to waste the court's time.