Found drunk when riding a bicycle in Kill

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Found drunk when riding a bicycle in Kill

Naas Courthouse

A man found drunk when riding a bicycle has agreed to pay €750 to Our Lady's Children's Hospital cancer ward.

Darren Joyce (23), 8 Stoney Lane, Rathcoole, appeared at Naas District Court last Wednesday, charged with the offence at Palmerstown, Kill, on August 20.

Gardai discovered Mr Joyce was intoxicated while riding a bicycle at 7.40am on the day in question.

The Court heard Mr Joyce took the bike without the consent of its owner. Judge Desmond Zaidan asked: “Did he know what he was doing.”

Mr Joyce's solicitor, Tony Hanahoe, replied: “I don't think so judge.”

Mr Hanahoe said Mr Joyce's mother was “furious.”

Mrs Joyce told the Court she was “furious, embarrassed and disgusted” by the incident involving her son.

Garda Inspector Oliver Henry said Mr Joyce was “well intoxicated.”

Mr Hanahoe said Mr Joyce does not drink a lot. A friend came back from Australia on that occasion.

“He started to drink Jack Daniels whiskey, which is not a good whiskey. I wouldn't drink it, but they did,” Mr Hanahoe said of Mr Joyce and his friend.

They found the bike in a garden.