16 Aug 2022

Defendant given time to consider his future

A MAN who admitted being intoxicated in a public place and to engaging in threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour had his case adjourned at Kilkenny court.

Vaidas Balsys, 62 Rosewood, Kells Road admitted the offences at Kilfera, Bennettsbridge on October 22.

The court heard that gardai observed the defendant at 2.40am. The court heard that the defendant was ‘walking dangerously. When gardai spoke to him he became defensive and told them to ‘f*** off’.

The court heard that the defendant has a number of previous convictions.

Solicitor Michael Lanigan told the court that his client, who is a Lithuanian ‘does not recall matters in any great detail’.

The married father of three was arrested and brought to Kilkenny Garda Station.

Issue with alcohol

Solicitor Michael Lanigan told the court that his client had an issue with alcohol. “Obviously alcohol is an issue in this man’s life and not he a good way,” he said.

Judge David Anderson asked Mr Lanigan if his client had ever considered his constitutional right to go home. “I will adjourn the case to allow him time to consider his future,” he said before adjourning the case to January 17.

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