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Man who wet himself and got into police car after being told not to given conditional discharge

He brought £71.32 to court to pay for the cleaning of the car interior

A Portadown man who wet himself before getting inside a police car has been handed a conditional discharge after paying for the vehicle to be cleaned.

Court heard the 58-year-old also kicked the vehicle twice after he was ejected from it

John O’Connor, of Parkside, pleaded guilty to disorderly behaviour, attempted criminal damage, criminal damage and resisting police at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

It was heard that on April 23, the defendant made a call to police claiming that he had urgent information for them.

Officers located O’Connor in an intoxicated state on High Street, Portadown, and it was noted that he had wet himself.

The defendant was told not to enter the police car but ignored that.

He was taken home and ejected from the vehicle and as police attempted to leave he kicked the car twice.

O’Connor resisted as police tried to arrest him for the offences.

Defence solicitor Joseph McDonald told the court that the defendant had brought £71.32, the cost for the cleaning of the car interior.

District Judge Bernie Kelly ordered that O’Connor pay compensation of £71.32 and handed him a 12 month conditional discharge.

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