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Martin Wilson

Martin Wilson

Martin Wilson

A FATHER-of-two called gardaí "smelly bullies" when they arrested him for his own safety as he stumbled drunk onto a road.

Martin Wilson (29) had been saved from potentially being knocked down when he hurled abuse at the gardaí, a court heard.

Judge Gerard Jones fined him €300 after hearing Wilson also had cannabis on him at the time.

Wilson, of Woodford Meadows, Clondalkin, pleaded guilty to public intoxication, threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour and possession of drugs.

Garda Sergeant Maria Callaghan told Blanchardstown District Court the incident happened at the Outer Ring Road, Kingswood on May 6 this year.


Wilson was stumbling on the footpath and falling out onto the road when gardaí stopped him for his own safety and he replied: "F**k off, smelly bullies" before trying to run away.

He was arrested and brought to Clondalkin garda station, where he was searched and found in possession of €50 worth of cannabis.

He had a very bad drink problem, his solicitor said.

He had been treated in hospital for gallstones when he discharged himself and went out and started drinking.

The defence said Wilson was a lucky man to have been arrested for his own safety as gardaí saved him from potentially being knocked down.

Judge Jones fined him €200 for possession of drugs, €100 for breach of the peace and took the drunkenness charge into consideration.

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