Man arrested for public order offences after telling Gardai they were ‘smelly bullies’

A CLONDALKIN man who told gardai they were “smelly bullies” when they arrested him for public order offences had €50 worth of cannabis on him when he was searched.

Martin Wilson, aged 29, had a “very bad drink problem” and had been arrested for his own safety when he became abusive, Blanchardstown District Court was told.

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Blanchardstown District Court

Judge Gerard Jones imposed fines totalling €300.

Wilson, a father-of-two with an address at Woodford Meadows, Clondalkin, pleaded guilty to engaging in threatening, abusive and insulting words or behaviour, public drunkenness and unlawful possession of cannabis at the Outer Ring Road, Kingswood on May 6, 2021.

Judge Jones fined him €200 for possession of drugs, €100 for breach of the peace and took the other charge into consideration.

Sergeant Maria Callaghan said gardai observed  Wilson stumbling on the footpath and falling out onto the road on the date in question.

When they stopped him for his own safety and spoke to him, Wilson replied “f**k off, smelly bullies” and attempted to run away, Sgt Callaghan said. After his arrest, he was searched at Clondalkin Garda Station and had €50 worth of cannabis in his possession, the court heard.

Wilson had a number of prior convictions.

Defence solicitor John O’Doherty said Wilson had a “very bad drink problem” and at the time of the incident, he had been treated in hospital for gallstones. He discharged himself and went out and started drinking, the court heard, and did not recall the incident.

Wilson was a lucky man to have been arrested for his own safety as the gardai saved him from being knocked down potentially, Mr O’Doherty said.

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