Salesman pleads guilty to getting into unmarked garda car thinking it was taxi

Salesman pleads guilty to getting into unmarked garda car thinking it was taxi

A SALESMAN who got into the back of an unmarked garda car thinking he was getting into a taxi landed himself before Tallaght District Court.

Gardai found Ciaran Buggy sitting in the unmarked car at 7am one morning. Buggy had urinated on the seat.

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Buggy, aged 26, with an address at Whitebeam Avenue, Clonskeagh, pleaded guilty to getting into a stationary vehicle and criminal damage by urinating on the car seat at Tallaght Garda Station on April 7, 2018.

Presenting Sergeant Michael Ahern told Judge Patricia McNamara that at 7am on April 7 last, the gardai came across Buggy sitting in an unmarked Garda car which was in the car park of Tallaght Garda Station.

He said it transpired that Buggy had urinated on the seat and it had cost €100 to clean it up.

He said Buggy had no previous convictions.

In response to Judge McNamara, Sgt Ahern said the car had been unlocked.

Buggy’s solicitor, Padraig O’Donovan, said his client had been out drinking and thought that he was getting into a taxi, not a Garda car.

Judge McNamara said she would strike out the case if Buggy paid the €100 clean up fee and €100 to the Garda Benevolent Fund.

The monies were later paid and the charges were struck out.