A Ballyhaunis man who pleaded guilty to an assault charge arising out of an incident where he ended up throwing a pint glass at a barmaid and narrowly missing her has had the sentencing in his case adjourned until April 1, while a probation report is carried out on him. However, he was warned by Judge Mary Devins that this was something she was taking very seriously and “could warrant a custodial sentence.”
Inspector Damien Flanagan, outlining the facts of the case, told the court that on September 9 2012, Chris Caulfield, Bohogue, Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo, was drinking in the Hazel Bar in Ballyhaunis. He was later refused service by the barmaid who was on duty. He then began to shout obscenities at her and tried to climb over the bar but failed to do so. He then grabbed a pint glass and threw it at the barmaid, narrowly missing her. Another member of staff who was on duty got him under control and removed him from the premises and the Gardai were called.