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Drunken woman tried to bite and kick police officers

Drunken woman tried to bite and kick police officers

Sunday 30 October 2016

Drunken woman tried to bite and kick police officers

Sunday 30 October 2016

A 40-year-old woman who threatened to bite and kick police officers after she was arrested for drink driving escaped jail on Friday.

Emma Allan admitted a charge of drink driving and resisting arrest and was handed a nine-month probation order, 70 hours community service and a three-year driving ban.

The Magistrate’s Court heard the incident happened on August 23rd after police officers saw a white Peugeot driven by Allan swerving across the road in St Clement. 

Centenier Sally Le Brocq said Allan had driven her car towards Greve D’Azette and was watched by police officers as she had difficulty parking.

She said: “As she attempted to park the car it collided with a wall. She reversed and struck another wall at the rear of the premises. A female driver got out and when asked if she had consumed alcohol, she replied ‘Yes, one.’

“She was asked to undergo a roadside breath test but said she was unable to do so as she had asthma. The defendant was told she would have to take a blood test at the police station but she refused to get in the police car saying she had a fear of male police officers, so a decision was made to send for a female inspector. 

“The defendant was arrested on suspicion of driving while over the drink-drive limit. She became agitated and the inspector had difficulty in restraining her. She attempted to kick the officer. 

“On arrival at the police headquarters she was very upset and emotional. She said she did not wish to be touched by officers and she smelt strongly of alcohol. 

“She was refused a cigarette and became hysterical and verbally abusive towards the officers. She took hold of one and tried to bite him. An attempt was made for the defendant to take a breath test but she was unable to give a sample. A blood test showed 147mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood.”

Relief Magistrate Sarah Fitz said a previous drink-driving offence had taken place inside the last ten years and had it not been for the short distance the defendant drove “You would have been looking at a prison sentence.”

The Magistrate said: “Please do be very careful in the future. You have a previous conviction for assault on a police officer in 2011. This was resisting arrest which is why I am able to deal with this by a community service. This must be the last time there are any incidents of violence towards police officers.”     


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