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'violent past' Personal trainer jailed for two months over aggression in ambulance


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A PERSONAL trainer with a "violent past" has been jailed for his aggressive behaviour in the back of an ambulance after he was found passed out drunk on a street.

Paramedics had to ask gardaí to intervene as Shane Goodall (44) became threatening as he was being treated. Judge David McHugh told Blanchardstown District Court he had "no hesitation" in sentencing the accused to two months in prison.

Goodall, from St Mark's Green, Clondalkin, admitted threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour and public drunkenness.

Garda Sergeant Maria Callaghan told the judge gardaí were called to Nangor Road, Clondalkin, on September 2 last year.

An ambulance crew were treating Goodall, who became highly aggressive. Gardaí had to intervene and arrest him.

Goodall's previous convictions included a number of assaults. Defence barrister Ciaran MacLoughlin said the accused had his own personal training business.

However, things went "very bad for him" in his personal life, he lost his business, had "a slip" and was drinking. When the paramedics arrived, Goodall was unconscious and was confused and disorientated, Mr MacLoughlin said.

Things were now back on track for Goodall.

Judge McHugh said he had no hesitation in jailing the accused, who had a violent past. He viewed the involvement of the ambulance service as an aggravating factor.

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