Naas Hospital patient swung at security guard over missing false teeth

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Naas Hospital patient swung at security guard over missing false teeth

A Kildare man who became abusive to the security staff at Naas General Hospital over his missing false teeth came before Naas district court on Thursday, September 20.

Graham Marum with an address listed as 2567 Woodside Park, Maryville, Kildare Town, was before the court charged with threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour at the hospital on 13 November 2017.

The court heard the defendant swung at a member of the security staff but the punch missed. There was no physical contact and the court heard that the defendant had been attending the hospital at the time after he had a 'bad episode'.

“He was complaining that his false teeth were missing,” Sgt Brian Jacob said.

The court heard that the defendant's false teeth and wallet were found on his person when he was searched at the garda station.

Solicitor David Gibbons said his client is a man who takes his fatherly duties very seriously. He said that despite having a history of drugs since he was 14, he is now clear of drugs.

He was charged also with driving without insurance on Main Street in Newbridge on 5 December 2016.

Mr Gibbons said the defendant was with the owner of the vehicle who was insured, but was “too drunk and too stoned” to drive so he took a chance.

He said his client who is currently unemployed but he often volunteers with Kildare County Council and had been cleaning up that morning after the storm.

He added also that he has completed a residential programme with Cuan Mhuire.

Judge Zaidan convicted and fined him €500 for driving without insurance and took the other charge in to account.