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Cullen had his shirt off, was acting aggressively, shouting down his phone: "You're a rat."

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Jamie Cullen admitted the facts 'made him look thuggish'

Jamie Cullen admitted the facts 'made him look thuggish'

Jamie Cullen admitted the facts 'made him look thuggish'

A YOUNG man was "foaming at the mouth" when he was arrested for threatening to "beat" gardaí who found him shirtless and shouting abuse on a street.

Jamie Cullen (22), who went on to headbutt a patrol car window as he was taken away, admitted the facts of the case "made him look thuggish", a court heard.

He was given a two-month suspended sentence and fined €200 for public order offences.

Cullen, of Stralem Crescent, Ongar, pleaded guilty to public intoxication, threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour, and violent behaviour in a garda station. Dublin District Court heard gardaí were on patrol on O'Connell Street Upper on June 21 last year when they saw the accused acting in an aggressive manner toward the public.

Cullen was clenching his fists and waving them in people's faces. When Garda James O'Shaughnessy spoke to him, Cullen became immediately verbally abusive, calling the officer a "muppet" and telling him to "f**k off".

Garda Darren Hynes was called to the Coultry area of Ballymun on August 8, 2020.

Cullen had his shirt off, was acting aggressively, shouting down his phone: "You're a rat."

He said to the garda: "What the f**k do you want? I'll beat all of you." He was holding his arms out in a threatening manner and was arrested.

Cullen was foaming at the mouth and his eyes were dilated. He headbutted the patrol car window when he was inside and continued to threaten gardaí in the station.

Cullen was "desperately sorry", his solicitor Mervyn Harnett said.

While going through the evidence, Cullen remarked that "it made him look thuggish".

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When he was younger, Cullen began abusing alcohol and drugs, and this carried on into adulthood, Mr Harnett said. At the time of the offences, he went "off the rails".

Cullen's behaviour seemed to have been caused by "an intoxicant of some description", Judge Bryan Smyth said

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