A Causeway man who called an ambulance to his home after he had been drinking has been ordered to pay €750 to the court poor box.
40-year-old Pat Butler of Dromnacurra, Causeway had called the emergency services in the past “on numerous occasions”, Listowel District Court heard.
Judge James O’Connor told him it was time he wised up.
Solicitor Padraig O’Connell told Listowel District Court the incident happened after Mr Butler had consumed alcohol, following an argument with his partner. He said Mr Butler had been drinking at his home and “out of the blue” dialled 999. He described his client as a “decent man” who is extremely contrite over what happened but admitted he had called the ambulance before.He added Mr Butler hoped to marry his partner in two years time and at the moment these prospects were good, though they depended on the outcome of the court case.
Judge O’Connor told him he’d be willing to strike out the matter if Mr Butler made a contribution of €750 to the court poor box.
He adjourned the matter to the December 3rd sitting of the court.