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jocks in docks Man put on one-year peace bond after 'aggressively throwing his bottoms' at gardaí


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A MAN who aggressively threw his bottoms at gardaí during a search became "obstreperous" because he felt he had done nothing wrong.

Patrick Smith (26) was searched after gardaí saw a woman he was with in a "suspicious transaction" in the city centre. The accused was not involved in this and became abusive to gardaí when they went to arrest him, Dublin District Court heard.

Smith, of Hawthorn Avenue, East Wall, pleaded guilty to threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour.

Judge Bryan Smyth put him on a one-year peace bond.

The court heard gardaí on patrol at Wellington Quay on November 3 last year saw the accused and a woman in a well-known drug selling area.

When he was approached, Smith got increasingly aggressive and was arrested.

At the garda station, he used insulting words, took off his bottoms and threw them aggressively at an officer. He had 124 prior convictions.

There was no drugs charge against Smith. The woman Smith was with had bought what she believed were drugs but it was paracetamol.

Smith became "obstreperous" because he had done nothing wrong, his defence said.

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