Brian Mongey, with an address at Grange Boyne, Kilmessan, Co Meath, was charged with failing to provide gardaí with his name and address and with being drunk in public. . . .
Gardaí said Mr Mongey was arrested on the John B Keane Road after repeatedly failing to give his name and address when asked, merely saying: "I'm fine, go away."
Mr Mongey, however, told the court that he had, in fact, said: "I'm Brian. I'm Brian Mongey."
Gardai say they approached Mr Mongey on John B Keane Road on January 27 last out of a concern for his safety.
"He was wearing dark clothes, it was raining and it was very difficult to see him," arresting garda Donal Crowley said. Gda Crowley said there was a strong smell of drink from the man and when he asked him for a name and address, he told the garda: "I'm fine, go away."
"By now he was using a wall to remain upright, such was his level of intoxication," the garda said. He arrested the man and took him to Listowel Garda Station where he behaved in a 'very obnoxious' manner to gardaí, the court heard.
"He was very unco-operative, banging on the door of the cell. He defecated in the cell in a manner and place where it was intentional." Gda Crowley said.
Gardaí located the man's driving licence which gave his name as Brian Mongey. "But on asking if it was his name he refused to answer." Gda Crowley said the man finally gave his name as Brian Mongey at 6am.
So, that's the way of it ( Kerry patois -declarative/interrogative).
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