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'no memory' Man who spat at officers in back of a garda van says he's 'shocked' at his own conduct


 interior of an empty modern courtroom

interior of an empty modern courtroom

interior of an empty modern courtroom

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 ad- journed the case for a community service suitability report, recommending 60 hours in- stead of a two-month prison sentence.

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 num ber 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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