Kilkenny Court - Party-goer in court accused of public order offences

Kilkenny Court - Party-goer in court accused of public order offences

Gardai who attended a report of a 'noisy house party' met the defendant who was abusive and offensive, Kilkenny District Court heard.

Kalem Hogan, 62 St Fiachra's place, Loughboy had his case adjourned to March 21 for the preparation of a probation report and assessment for community service.

On May 1, 2015 gardai responded to a call of a house party. The nature of the complaint was that it was a 'noisy house party'.

On arrival gardai spoke to a number of people and several other ran through the fields. Gardai spoke to the defendant outside the house. The defendant told gardai to 'f**k off' and referred to them as 'f**king pigs' and punched the patrol car and ran off. The defendant was observed drinking in a public place and became abusive again and was arrested under the Public Order Act.

Solicitor Chris Hogan told the court that at the time of the offences his client was 18 years of age.

“On the night in question it was a foolish mix of alcohol and youthful exuberance,” he said adding that his client works part time for a local publican. He has been admitted on a course as a security man and has attended therapy.

Judge Colin Daly adjourned the case to March 21 for a probation report and a community service assessment.

“Youthful exuberance is a different matter. He was being offensive and threatening to gardai,” he said.

Judge Daly also ordered that the defendant enter into a probation bond until March.