AN ENNISKILLEN man who called a female police officer a ‘slut’ before kicking another on the thigh has been hit with 200 hours of community service.
20-year-old Marc Anthony Quinn, of Drumbeg, admitted to a number of charges including disorderly behaviour, resisting police, assaulting a police officer and attempted criminal damage when he appeared before Fermanagh court.
Quinn was told by District Judge Neil Rafferty that his behaviour was ‘disgraceful’ and ‘disgusting’ and that he was ‘stupid’ with alcohol.
A prosecutor explained to the court that on November 15 police were on mobile patrol in The Diamond area of Enniskillen when they spotted Quinn banging on a pub door.
The officers discovered from the bar staff that the accused was trying to get into the premises but was told that he was too drunk and inappropriately dressed
The court heard that officers noticed Quinn slurring his words and foaming at the mouth as he was swearing. The officers told Quinn to stop swearing and to stop ringing 999 because he wanted to ‘take a p***’.
Quinn then shouted ‘slut’ at a female officer and stuck his two fingers up at the officers as he left the area but officers caught up with him as he had given them the wrong address.
When questioned over the matter he replied: “I live with my f*****g granny and I’m not giving you my address.’’
He then kicked a constable in the thigh and tried to damage the window of the police car.
Judge Rafferty told the court: “How quiet my life would be if alcohol did not exist. Your behaviour is disgraceful.
“To talk that way to any female is a disgrace. You were so heavily intoxicated and it’s clear you were stupid with alcohol and I probably think you are a decent enough sober that if you looked back and watched yourself you would be disgusted.’’
Quinn was ordered to serve 200 hours of community service for each offence which will run concurrently with each other.
Judge Rafferty commented: “Too many young men who come to court think it’s OK because they were intoxicated. Well it’s not.’’
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