Woman fined €1200 for attacking police whilst drunk

The 42 year old woman from Mosta pleaded guilty to charges of assaulting, threatening police officers, injuring one, drink-driving, refusing to take a breathalyser test, swearing in public, disobeying police orders, giving false details to the police, public drunkenness and breaching the peace

A court has fined a woman who admitted to attacking police officers who stopped her for being drunk in public, also placing her under a probation order.

Police Inspectors Jeffrey Scicluna and Mark Mercieca arraigned Pauline Zahra, 42, from Mosta, before Magistrate Doreek Clarke this morning.

Zahra pleaded guilty to charges of assaulting a traffic police inspector and two police sergeants, threatening them, causing slight injuries to a woman police sergeant, as well as to drunk driving, refusing to take a breathalyser test, swearing in public, disobeying police orders, giving false details to the police, public drunkenness and breaching the peace.

The assault took place at the Valletta Police Station yesterday evening  and continued at the police headquarters in Floriana, the court heard.

The court imposed a fine of €1,200 on the woman and placed her on probation for two years to allow her to be monitored.

Lawyer Patrick Valentino appeared for the woman.

 

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