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The plasterer who "could hardly stand" shouted drunken abuse at railway staff

The plasterer who "could hardly stand" shouted drunken abuse at railway staff

The plasterer who "could hardly stand" shouted drunken abuse at railway staff

A MAN "could hardly stand" as he shouted drunken abuse at railway staff and gardaí in a Dart station, a court heard.

Father-of-two Christopher Whelan (37) had drunk "far too much" on the night and became louder when officers challenged him.

Judge Bryan Smyth dismissed the case under the Probation Act after the accused made a €200 donation to charity.

Plasterer Whelan, of Lein Park, Harmonstown, pleaded guilty to public intoxication and threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour.

Aggressive

Dublin District Court heard gardaí were called to Kilbarrack Dart station at 9.10pm last April 17 after reports that two drunk men were abusing security staff.

Whelan was found shouting, and this got louder when the officers approached.

He smelled strongly of alcohol and could hardly stand.

When asked to be quiet, he became more abusive and was "extremely aggressive".

Whelan had consumed "far too much alcohol" on the night, his barrister Donal Patt-ison said.

The incident happened shortly after a friend of Whelan's died in tragic circumstances and the accused had turned to alcohol.

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