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Woman driver charged with attacking police officer for honking at her

Lack of driver courtesy is understood to have led to an argument that landed a 28-year-old woman in court, accused of attacking a police offer

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Matthew Agius
26 September 2017, 4:45pm
The accused reacted aggressively, when she suddenly pulled out of a parking space without indicating, causing the officer to hoot her car's horn
The accused reacted aggressively, when she suddenly pulled out of a parking space without indicating, causing the officer to hoot her car's horn
Sabrina Camilleri of Swieqi, pleaded not guilty to violently resisting arrest, threatening a female police officer, slightly injuring her and disobeying her lawful orders, in an incident which took place this morning in St. Julians.

Police inspector Nikolai Sant explained to Magistrate Consuelo Scerri Herrera how at around 8:45am in St Julian’s this morning, the accused had suddenly pulled out of a parking space without indicating, startling the police woman who hooted her car’s horn. The accused allegedly reacted aggressively, insulting and arguing with the police woman, before assaulting her as the situation escalated.  

Defence lawyer Patrick Valentino explained that Camilleri, who was also charged with breaching the peace, had been upset after dealing with an unrelated incident involving her son.

The accused pleaded not guilty.

Valentino claimed that it was his client who had been attacked by the WPC and asked that she also be medically examined. The court ordered a medical examination to ascertain the extent of any injuries she might have suffered.

Camilleri was granted bail on conditions which included her signing a bail book daily and providing a personal guarantee of €1000. No deposit requirement was imposed.

The court assigned the case to St. Julian’s district court, under magistrate Ian Farrugia.

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Court reporter Matthew Agius is a Legal Procurator and Commissioner for Oaths. Prior to re...