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Judge-ment day Drunken mum called gardaí 'names' in front of children

The court heard she was highly intoxicated, unsteady on her feet and smelled strongly of alcohol when gardaí saw her at Marino Mart, Fairview, at 3pm on July 9 this year.

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Jessica Judge

Jessica Judge

Jessica Judge

A MOTHER-of-two who shouted drunken abuse at gardaí in front of her young children was lucky she was only charged with public order offences, a judge said.

Beautician Jessica Judge (25) had been drinking after getting some "extremely bad news" on the day.

She was fined €200 when she appeared in Dublin District Court.

Judge, with an address at Main Street, Clongriffin, pleaded guilty to public intoxication and threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour.

The court heard she was highly intoxicated, unsteady on her feet and smelled strongly of alcohol when gardaí saw her at Marino Mart, Fairview, at 3pm on July 9 this year.

She was abusive to them and when they tried to calm her down, she called them "various names," the court heard.

Her children, aged two and four years, were present.

She was a danger to herself and those around her and was arrested, the court heard.

"She is lucky she's not facing a more serious charge," Judge Smyth said.

The accused was deeply regretful about the incident, her solicitor said. On the day, she had got some "extremely bad news," but she had no underlying drink problem "or anything like that whatsoever."

What happened was out of character, her solicitor said.

Judge was now pregnant with her third child.

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The accused had completed a beauty course and intended to go into that area of work when her children are both in school, her solicitor said.

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