Naas resident 'drank three bottles of vodka in a day'

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Naas resident 'drank three bottles of vodka in a day'

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A man who appeared before court for taking three bottles of vodka said he drank all of the alcohol in a day.

Before Naas District Court on February 10 was Tomas Kuoliszu, 43, whose address was given as Peter McVerry homeless shelter, Kerdiffstown, Naas, was prosecuted for taking the vodka on January 1 last and a box of Aerial pods on January 22, both at the Dunnes stores outlet in Naas.

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The defendant, who has no previous convictions, told the court  he has an alcohol issue and is on a waiting list for treatment.

The court heard that he admitted the offences straight away..

Solicitor Tim Kennelly said the man, a Polish national, has a daughter and lives in a homeless shelter.

Judge Desmond Zaidan said he would apply the Probation Act, provided that the defendant attends the treatment programme.