A Decide has slammed a person who advised a feminine Garda that he wished to ‘sniff a line of coke off your tits’.
Ryan Toner made the feedback to a Garda at Decrease Fundamental Avenue, Letterkenny on April 9, 2023.
Toner, aged 27, was not current when the case was heard at Letterkenny District Courtroom on Monday.
Toner was noticed by Gardai performing in an aggressive method and extremely intoxicated.
When approached by Gardai, Toner mentioned he had ‘sniffed a load of medication’. Toner then advised a feminine Garda that he wished to smell a line of cocaine ‘off your tits’.
Toner, of Ballybeg, Breenagh, Glenswilly, was arrested and conveyed to Letterkenny Garda Station beneath Part 4 and 6 of the Legal Justice (Public Order) Act, 1994.
Toner’s solicitor mentioned his consumer’s household was recognized to him personally and this incident was utterly out of character. He mentioned Toner comes from a rural group and has no earlier convictions.
The case first got here earlier than the court docket in July and Decide Éiteáin Cunningham adjourned the matter to this week to think about the suitable steps.
Decide Cunningham described the incident as ‘despicable behaviour’. Toner was convicted and fined €250 with 5 months to pay.
“I’m not impressed with the style wherein he spoke to a member of An Garda Siochana,” Decide Cunningham mentioned. “I do deem it critical sufficient to mark a conviction.”
Whereas noting that Toner has no earlier convictions and ‘held his arms up at an early alternative’, Decide Cunningham mentioned: “I’m not of a view that there ought to be something condoning members of An Garda Siochana being spoken to love that while they’re finishing up their duties.”
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