01 Jul 2022

Drunk and a danger to himself

Carrick-on-Shannon District Court hears victim was punched, kicked and 'mauled' by woman

Carrick-on-Shannon Courthouse

A young Derry man, who pleaded guilty to a number of public order charges at Carrick-on-Shannon District Court has been given the Probation Act.

Caolan McCallion, (29) of Ardnamoyle Park, Derry pleaded guilty to charges that he was drunk and a danger to himself and others, using threatening and abusive behaviour, failing to give his name and address, and causing criminal damage to Carrick-on-Shannon garda station by spitting on the cell door numerous times, at a previous sitting.

The court heard that the defendant had written a letter of apology to the gardai and had €500 in court as compensation.

He had no previous convictions and had been down in the town on a stag night.

The court heard it was “out of character for the defendant”.

Judge Sandra Murphy gave the defendant the benefit of a section of the Probation Act that is technically a dismiss.

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