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Defence solicitor Cormac Hartnett acknowledged that his client has "a significant alcohol problem" but said that he was not violent". His client had previously completed a programme at White Oaks and Mr Hartnett asked that he be given a chance to seek help.
Judge Hughes replied: "It doesn't matter what I say to this man, by the time he gets to the bottom of the stairs he won't remember your name or the sentence I've given him.
"This man's behaviour is not normal, especially over the last three months. It seems to me that he is suffering from an accelerated deterioration due to consumption of drugs and or alcohol, to extent that he has become a danger to himself and others This man has to go prison, perhaps it's not a prison he needs, but that's up to the governor."
He sentenced Reddin to a total of four months in prison (two months for the ambulance incident, one month consecutive for the Gallagher's Hotel incident, one month consecutive for the Falcarragh supermarket incident and one month concurrent for the Dungloe Main Street incident). The penalties were all in relation to Section 6 offences, committing threatening or abusive behaviour in a public place. Own bond in the event of an appeal was set at €750 cash.
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