A 26-year-old Enniskillen man who went on a drunken rage at a hotel after a friend’s funeral, has been handed a community service order.
Lee Anthony Michael Carty, of Drumbawn Close, Drumclay, admitted to charges of criminal damage and disorderly behaviour following an incident in which he broke a plant pot said to be worth £220.
Carty was ordered to complete 160 hours of community service when he appeared before Enniskillen Magistrates Court.
A prosecutor explained to the court that on May 20, this year, police were called to attend the Enniskillen Hotel. When officers arrived they spotted a large group of men who were screaming at the defendant who was standing against a wall.
Officers spoke with the defendant and claimed he was very drunk and extremely aggressive that they were forced to restrain and take him away.
After speaking with the hotel manager, officers discovered he had broken a large plant pot and as a result arrested Carty for criminal damage, to which he made no reply.
The prosecution solicitor also said that Carty later apologised for the incident and had intentions of paying back the £220 worth of damage, however the court heard that he failed to do so.
Defence solicitor Emer Cox explained that her client had been at a funeral of a friend who died in a boating accident.
“His recollection is limited and he can’t remember the event,” she added.
“He watched the CCTV and accepted his behaviour and his remorse for his behaviour is evident in the pre-sentence report.
“He says he rarely drinks alcohol anymore because his behaviour is effected by drink.”
District Judge Nigel Broderick said that on this occasion he would impose a community service order and asked Carty if he would commit to the order.
He is also to pay a restitution order of £220.
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