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Drunk man phoned police to ask them to call a taxi and then used 999 number to pass on an apology

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A drunk man who phoned police to ask them to call him a taxi then used the 999 number to pass on an apology, Coleraine Magistrates Court heard on Friday.

Brendan Deighan (58), of Shanlongford Road, Ringsend, had made a number of calls to police and the Ambulance Service before being located in an intoxicated state at Main Street, Garvagh, at 4am last October.
The defendant pleaded guilty to a charge of persistently making phone calls to cause ‘annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety’.

A defence solicitor said the defendant was taking steps to improve his health.

The lawyer said the defendant had formerly been employed in the construction industry but because of depression and anxiety he can no longer work.

The solicitor said the offences were “inexplicable” and the defendant was “deeply remorseful”.

District Judge Peter King said the defendant had been in court before for a similar offence when he was fined £200 and he said he was upping the fine to £300 this time.

He also imposed a two year Restraining Order which bans the defendant from contacting the emergency services “anywhere in the UK” unless in a genuine emergency.

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