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Man threw stool at barman and broke beer taps during Dublin pub rampage

Jurjis Pankovs (Pic: Herald)
Jurjis Pankovs (Pic: Herald)

A MAN who went on a drunken rampage after he was refused service in a north Dublin pub threw a bar stool at a barman and broke beer taps, pint glasses and a cash machine.

Jurijs Pankovs (47) then ran from The Carlyan pub in Rush, Co Dublin, and forced a woman driving a Jeep in Main Street to stop before climbing on to the bonnet and pulling off the wiper blades.

After he was removed from the vehicle by onlookers,he crossed the road and threw a flower pot at a window before being held down by passers-by, Swords District Court was told.

When gardai arrived, Pankovs spat and kicked at them and used bad language while being arrested at 11.50pm.

The court was told he aimed the stool at the barman in The Carlyan, but he managed to duck and it hit bar taps, pint glasses and a cash register, causing €500 worth of damage.

He also caused €500 worth of damage to the Jeep.

Pankovs, of Sandy Lane, Rush, pleaded guilty to being intoxicated, using threatening and abusive behaviour and causing criminal damage at The Carlyan on Lower Main Street, Rush, last December 6.

He also pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage to the Jeep.

Pankovs has one previous conviction from Latvia, where he served eight-and-a-half years in prison for robbery.

Defence solicitor Fiona D'Arcy said alcohol fuelled the defendant’s behaviour on the night in question.

"He isn't drinking any more and, because he is working, he is more than willing to reimburse the injured parties," said Ms D'Arcy.

She said her client was asking for six months to come up with €1,000.

Because there were five witnesses in court, he also agreed to pay €250 in witnesses' expenses.

Judge Kathryn Hutton agreed to adjourn the case until May for Pankovs to come up with the compensation. She would then finalise the case.

Via Herald