Reputed foul-mouthed jogger wants NH judge to ease ban

Posted Nov. 18, 2009, at 6:12 a.m.

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — A jogger who was banned from the streets of Portsmouth, N.H. because he allegedly yelled profanities and taunted police officers wants a judge to relax the ban.

Forty-eight-year-old Craig O’Brien of Eliot, Maine, has filed a hand-written motion asking permission to jog on a few specific city streets.

The Portsmouth Herald reports O’Brien’s trial on seven charges was postponed Tuesday when his attorney, Anthony Naro, did not appear. O’Brien is charged with five counts of disorderly conduct and two charges of contempt of a bail order.

The allegations involve three incidents in May, one in August and one in September.