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pleaded guilty Man who spat in garda van 'shocked' at his own conduct

Myles Fulton (30) was taken into custody after he "got involved" in another arrest on a city street.

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A MAN who became aggressive and spat in a garda van could not remember what happened and was "shocked" to learn of his behaviour.

Myles Fulton (30) was taken into custody after he "got involved" in another arrest on a city street.

The accused, with an address at Esker Drive, Lucan, pleaded guilty to criminal damage and threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour.

Judge Deirdre Gearty adjourned the case for a community service suitability report, recommending 60 hours instead of a two-month prison sentence.

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Dublin District Court heard gardaí were at Westmoreland Street last October 17 to transport a prisoner when Fulton "got involved in what was going on".

"Words were exchanged," a garda sergeant said, and Fulton was arrested.

As he was being taken to a garda station, he became aggressive and spat a number of times in the back of the van.

Fulton, who was taking a course in computer programming, had "serious issues with alcohol," his solicitor said.

He could not remember what had happened and, when his solicitor read out the facts of the case, he was "shocked".

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