Man wasn’t allowed into house as he was too drunk

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When his partner would not let him into their house because he was drunk a 29-year-old man began banging on the door while nearby residents were ‘watching the entertainment’.

Eamon O’Hanlon, Dunbarton Street, Gilford, admitted a charge of disorderly behaviour when he appeared last Thursday at Banbridge Magistrates Court.

He was fined £250, ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy and bound over in the sum of £500 for two years to keep the peace.

The court heard that shortly before tea-time police received a 999 call from the defendant’s partner.

She said O’Hanlon had arrived home intoxicated and was causing a nuisance.

She would not let him in because of his high level of intoxication.

He began banging on the back door.

He was shouting and swearing and a large number of residents were watching the entertainment. O’Hanlon would not leave and was arrested.

Mr Conor Downey, representing the defendant, said O’Hanlon had taken an extreme amount of alcohol and made a complete nuisance of himself.

He added that the defendant was taken to the police station where he was able to sleep off the alcohol.