A JUDGE has described as “outrageous” the behaviour of a young woman who was arrested for being drunk while out walking with her four-year-old daughter.
The 25-year-old accused, who is from the northside of the city, appeared before Limerick Court this week accused of being “drunk in charge of a child under 7”.
Sergeant Denis Cronin said that gardai received a number of reports on March 26, last about an “intoxicated person” walking along Old Cratloe Road.
He said that the defendant was “extremely intoxicated” and was “unsteady on her feet” when gardai arrived on the scene.
“She was in the company of her four-year-old daughter” he said.
Solicitor Tom Kiely said his client had been drinking earlier in the evening with her then boyfriend but that she had been “kicked out” of the house when an argument broke out between the pair. He said his client, who also has an 18-month old son, had been violently abused by her former partner and that she was in a “distressed state” when garda encountered her a short time later.
Judge Eamon O’Brien described the woman’s behaviour as “outragous” and he said there was no excuse for her actions. He adjourned sentencing in the case until February 2, next to facilitate the preparation of a probation report.