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Monaghan man jailed for two months for pushing and being abusive towards a guard

Jul 27, 2022 16:10 By News Northern Sound
Monaghan man jailed for two months for pushing and being abusive towards a guard
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Judge Raymond Finnegan said he does "not like people interfering with gardaí in the course of their duty". 

A Monaghan man has been jailed for two months for pushing and being abusive towards a guard.

Wesley Cawley, of 40 Mullaghmatt, Co Monaghan, was sentenced at Monaghan District Court this afternoon.

The incident occurred on the 12th of October, 2020, while on gardaí were on a mobile patrol.

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Gardaí observed a male who was visibly intoxicated.

Wesley Cawley was described as being "abusive" and issued several verbal insults at gardaí.

He attempted to resist arrest and pushed a garda who was present.

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Judge Raymond Finnegan remarked that the guard in question was "not the smallest guard in the world to be pushing".

Mr Cawley has 15 previous convictions for public order offences.

His solicitor said Mr Cawley did "not go out as often anymore" and was "apologetic" and "very sorry".

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Judge Finnegan said "on the basis of previous convictions, and the fact he does not appear to have learned a lesson", he would be imposing a prison sentence of two months.

In sentencing, the Judge added that he does "not like people interfering with gardaí in the course of their duty".

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