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Cafe owner threatened Garda 21.06.07

A Clonmany businessman told a Garda he would "do (him) in", a local court has heard.
Marius O'Donnell, Gaddyduff, who runs a cafe in Clonmany, pleaded guilty to threatening the young officer on Hallowe'en night last year with the words: "You're not always in uniform and I will get you...do you in, you f***."
The incident arose at 9.05pm after the Garda confiscated illegal fireworks from the 54-year old defendant's son.
Defence solicitor Frank Dorrian said his client had received an incorrect report that the Garda in question had mistreated his son.
"It was a case of a father getting a little inflamed when he heard that something untoward had happened to his son," said Mr. Dorrian, adding that his client had been "overwrought and misinformed". He also stated that his client disputed the exact wording of the verbal exchange that took place.
The Garda told the court that the defendant's son had given "no bother whatsoever" and no incident had arisen between them. Judge Derek McVeigh took a dim view of the matter.
"He's 54 and that's the way he talks to a Garda. The court treats that seriously," he said. He imposed a fine of 500 giving the defendant five months to pay.
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