Garda van had to be deep cleaned after prisoner (52) defecated in back, court told
Patrick Kelly defecated in the back of the patrol van which had to be grounded for a number of hours for deep cleaning.
An electrical engineer has had damage to property and Public Order charges struck out after paying compensation and donating to charity.
Patrick Kelly (52), Monksland, Carlingford, admitted being intoxicated in public and engaging in threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour or words in Clanbrassil Street, Dundalk, and soiling the prisoner cell in a Garda Ford Transit at Dundalk Garda Station on 4 February last.
Evidence was given that at 7.30pm gardaí received a report that the defendant was refusing to leave a bar.