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A PRISONER spat at a garda, urinated twice on a cell door and exposed himself to officers, shouting at them "Suck my d**k" after he was found wandering on a flyover on the M50, a court heard.

Gheorghe Postelnicu (43) had been arrested for his own safety but had repeatedly told gardaí to "f**k off" and tried to pull away from them.

He was intoxicated at the time and had very little memory of his behaviour, his solicitor told Blanchardstown District Court.

Judge David McHugh jailed Postelnicu for three months, saying his behaviour was "absolutely appalling".

The defendant admitted criminal damage to a garda cell, public drunkenness, threatening and abusive behaviour and resisting arrest on September 20, 2019.

Sergeant Maria Callaghan said gardaí were on patrol shortly before midnight on the M50 Naas Road when they saw a man on the flyover.

Sgt Callaghan said it had been very difficult to see him due to the time of night and lighting.

Gardaí stopped to help the man, but he started shouting at them, repeatedly telling them to "f**k off".

Sgt Callaghan said Postelnicu resisted arrest and refused to cooperate with gardaí or give them his name.

He threw his clothes on a chair, and when he was escorted to a cell he was aggressive and urinated against the door. He spat at a garda and exposed himself, saying "suck my d**k and f**k garda".

Sgt Callaghan said Postelnicu urinated against the door again and the cell had to be professionally cleaned.

The accused had no previous convictions, the court heard.

Defence solicitor Valerie Buckley said Postelnicu, an unemployed construction worker, was very sorry for his behaviour.

He was extremely intoxicated and did not know why he reacted in the way he had.

Ms Buckley said Postelnicu had very little recollection of the night and was very embarrassed and upset about his actions.

She said he had been go- ing through a "very difficult patch" and was currently homeless.

Jailing Postelnicu, Judge McHugh said he had been "completely out of his mind" on the M50 and had put his own life and the lives of others in danger.

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