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Caroll failed to comply with a gardaí order to leave an area and was subsequently searched

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A 35-year-old man spotted by gardaí travelling unsteadily on an e scooter was subsequently searched and found to have an extendable baton.

Seán Carroll, Distillery Lane, Dundalk, pleaded guilty to having the baton and to two Public Order charges arising out of the incident which occurred in the early hours of 31 October 2021.

Evidence was presented that at 1.30am at Roden Place gardaí saw the defendant on an e scooter. He was unsteady.

As they spoke to him he began shouting at gardaí. He told one of the officers to ‘f*** off and do her job’.

Carroll failed to comply with a direction to leave the area. During a search an extendable steel baton was located in his pocket.

There were previous convictions for Public Order.

Solicitor Peter Lavery said while it was no excuse for having the baton his client had been victim of an assault while walking his dog.

He was very sorry for what happened. He was drunk on the night.

A €250 fine was imposed.

Legal aid was granted.

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