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John Crumlish (44) was a danger to himself and others when gardaí came across him

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A drunken man was arrested when gardaí found him "rolling around" in the middle of a city centre road, causing traffic to come to a halt.

John Crumlish (44) was a danger to himself and others when gardaí came across him.

Crumlish, of no fixed address, was found guilty of public intoxication and fined €200.

He had pleaded not guilty but did not appear in Dublin District Court for the hearing.


Garda Micheal MacSuibhne told Judge Bryan Smyth that when he encountered the accused at Hill Street, Dublin 1, at 8.30pm on October 6 last year, Crumlish was "rolling around on the road, causing traffic to come to a halt".

Crumlish was shouting and as the garda approached, he noticed the accused was "heavily intoxicated".

He was slurring his speech and the garda believed he was a danger to himself and others.

He was arrested and brought to Store Street garda station, where he was charged.

Gda MacSuibhne agreed with the accused's lawyer that Crumlish had been co-operative.

The accused had 38 previous convictions for offences including being drunk and a danger to traffic.

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