Man told police to DNA test urine

Court news from the Donegal Democrat.
Court news from the Donegal Democrat.

A 20-year-old Derry man who was disorderly after police told him to get a taxi home has been fined £200.

Daniel Thomas Issac Wilson of Carhill in Derry was convicted of the offence, along with indecent behaviour, at Limavady Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

The court heard police were on Main Street in Limavady at 1.35am on February 3 when they saw Wilson standing at the doorway of a taxi office, urinating. They approached Wilson who police said was intoxicated. When police cautioned him he them to test the urine for DNA.

Police said they would speak to him when he was sober, but less that an hour later Wilson appeared shouting at the front gate of the PSNI station on Connell Street.

His clothing was wet and dirty and he made remarks about an assault but didn’t make a complaints or divulge any details. He told police he wanted them to take him home, but they said he should get a taxi.

Wilson said police were there to serve the public and he was a member of the public. He made an approach in an aggressive manner and put his hand up to the officer. He was then arrested for disorderly behaviour.

A defence solicitor said Wilson had no recollection of the incident and was “deeply ashamed” of his behaviour.

Wilson was fined a total of £200 for both offences and ordered to pay an offender’s levy of £15.