NH high court to hear appeal of banned cursing jogger

Posted Aug. 31, 2011, at 11:40 a.m.

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — The case of the cursing jogger banned from Portsmouth for his behavior is being heard by the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

The Portsmouth Herald reports that the state’s highest court has agreed to hear the appeal of 48-year-old Craig O’Brien of Eliot, Maine, who was banned from Portsmouth by a judge following one of his several arrests for disorderly conduct while jogging on city streets.

Police say he frequently yelled profanities at officers and random civilians while jogging.

In September 2009, while under a court order to stay out of Portsmouth, O’Brien was accused of taunting officers.

He claims his banishment from Portsmouth is unconstitutional. No date for his hearing before the Supreme Court has been scheduled.

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Information from: Portsmouth Herald, www.seacoastonline.com.

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