BROKEN-HEARTED MAN DRANK BOTTLE OF WHISKEY AND THEN ABUSED FEMALE GARDA

first_imgA 20-year-old County Donegal man who downed a bottle of whiskey to drown his sorrows after a break-up with his girlfriend verbally abused a female Garda who went to help him, a court has heard.Charles Meehan, 20, Carrickballydoey, Manorcunningham, had been lying on a road in Oldtown Letterkenny on June 7th this year when passersby called the emergency services.Gda Leanne Harraghy attended the scene, as did an ambulance crew. Inspector David Kelly said Garda Harraghy had asked Meehan to sit down on a wall until an ambulance arrived.However Meehan told the garda he didn’t want to talk to her because she was a woman.“The defendant became extremely agitated and made a number of extremely abusive remarks to Garda Harraghy which were anti-women,” said Inspector Kelly.Meehan became violent, resisted arrest and other officers had to use pepper spray to restrain him.He had to be dragged kicking and screaming into the Garda station.Solicitor Lisa Finnegan said that Meehan had been drowning his sorrows.“He had been involved in a relationship and it had broken up and he bought a bottle of whiskey. He is not a regular drinker nor does he go out, but he drank it.“He has no recollection of what happened after that,” said the solicitor.She said her client had never been in trouble before and he had apologised to Garda Harraghy as soon as possible afterwards.Meehan, she said, would like to travel to Canada and was keen to avoid a conviction.Judge Paul Kelly told the court: It’s bad enough people abusing Gardai but these Gardai were actually on the way to the assistance of Mr Meehan after he was reported to be in an unconscious state – this is the thanks people get for assisting him.“The Garda was offensively abused on the basis of her gender. The drink involved doesn’t excuse it – nobody forced whiskey into you Mr Meehan. You are here as a result of your own actions.”Judge Kelly ordered Meehan to pay €250 to Donegal Youth Services and adjourned the case until July 22 to give him time to pay it.BROKEN-HEARTED MAN DRANK BOTTLE OF WHISKEY AND THEN ABUSED FEMALE GARDA was last modified: June 26th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BROKEN-HEARTED MAN DRANK BOTTLE OF WHISKEY AND THEN ABUSED FEMALE GARDAlast_img read more

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French Open 2016: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga retires with leg injury

first_imgSixth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France has retired from his third-round match at Roland Garros with a leg injury while leading Ernests Gulbis 5-2 in the first set.The Frenchman, twice a semifinalist at Roland Garros and the runner-up at the 2008 Australian Open, left the court with a trainer. When he returned, he said he no longer could play.Tsonga draped a white towel over his head and used it to wipe tears from his eyes.The 80th-ranked Gulbis reached the semifinals at the French Open in 2014.last_img

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A-Rod Cousin in Steroid Bust

first_imgMIAMI — A onetime clinic owner accused of providing performance-enhancing drugs to several Major League Baseball players and a cousin of Alex Rodriguez who injected the star with steroids have been charged in what prosecutors called a drug conspiracy, authorities said.Drug Enforcement Administration spokeswoman Mia Ro said Yuri Sucart was among nine people arrested. Also arrested was former Biogenesis of America clinic owner Anthony Bosch, who was chargedAug. 5 with conspiracy to distribute steroids, according to court records. The documents do not specify whether the charges are directly related to the Major League Baseball scandal.It was not immediately clear what Sucart had been charged with.Sucart, 52, was banned from the Yankees clubhouse, charter flights, bus and other team-related activities by Major League Baseball in 2009 after Rodriguez admitted he used steroids while with Texas from 2000 to 2003, saying Sucart obtained and injected the drugs for him.Court documents say that from October 2008 through December 2012, Bosch willfully conspired to distribute the anabolic steroid testosterone.Bosch surrendered and eight other people also have been arrested, including Sucart, Ro said. Among the others charged were Carlos Javier Acevedo, 35, of Miami; Jorge Augustine Velazquez, 43, of Miami; Christopher Benjamin Engroba, 25, of Miami; Lazaro Daniel Collazo, 50, of Hialeah; and Juan Carlos Nuñez, 48, of Fort Lauderdale.Collazo is a former pitching coach for the universities of Miami, Louisville and South Florida who has also worked as a private instructor with numerous high school, college and professional pitchers.His University of Miami biography says he worked with Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer during his 1991 comeback attempt, seven years after Palmer’s retirement.A Miami New Times report from January 2013, which sparked MLB’s investigation, said Rodriguez had bought human growth hormone and other substances from 2009 to 2012 from Bosch’s clinic, Biogenesis of America. The newspaper said it had obtained records detailing the purchases by Rodriguez and other ballplayers.Fourteen players associated with the Coral Gables clinic were disciplined last year by MLB, including a season-long 2014 suspension imposed on Rodriguez.MLB had sued Bosch and his clinic but withdrew the lawsuit in February. The lawsuit had accused them of conspiring with players to violate their contracts by providing them with banned substances.Although the lawsuit sought unspecified damages, it also provided a way for MLB to subpoena clinic records.Rodriguez, who denied using banned substances while playing for the New York Yankees, initially fought the suspension. He finally ended his fight with MLB in February, accepting the suspension and withdrawing a pair of lawsuits against the MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association.Rodriguez’s suspension is the longest penalty in the sport’s history related to performance-enhancing drugs. He was the only player involved in the scandal to contest his penalty.By the time Biogenesis closed its doors in a beige, nondescript office park across the street from the University of Miami, its neighbors had been warned to alert authorities if they saw Bosch.Employees in neighboring businesses said they received a flier in January 2013 with Bosch’s picture, stating that he wasn’t a doctor and was no longer allowed on the property.Other people who worked in the building have said they never recognized any of the people entering or leaving the clinic, but they took note of the flashy cars they parked out front — Mercedes, Range Rovers and Bentleys.The New Times report said it had obtained notes by Bosch listing player names and the substance they received. Several unidentified employees and clients confirmed to the publication that the clinic distributed the substances, and they said that Bosch bragged of supplying drugs to professional athletes, but they never saw the sports stars in the office.At the time, Bosch’s attorney said the reports were inaccurate and filled with “misstatements of fact.” The paper also reported that Sucart was listed as having purchased HGH.(JENNIFER KAY)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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