A WREXHAM woman ‘kicked and spat’ at a police officer.
Donna Hughes, of Holt Road, Wrexham, was given a two-month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, after she pleaded guilty to two charges of assault and being drunk and disorderly.
Hughes, 40, was ordered to pay PC Andrea Lawrence £200 compensation after she kicked, spat at and clawed at the officer on Rhosddu Road, Wrexham, on the evening of August 11.
Justin Espie, prosecuting, told Wrexham Magistrates Court that Hughes had been out drinking with a female friend before officers were called to an incident in Rhosddu Road where the two women were ‘staggering around’ the road.
When police arrived Hughes’ body was ‘limp because she was so drunk’ and she was passed out on the road.
PC Lawrence put Hughes in the recovery position and had no intention of arresting her on arrival.
But when she came around Hughes began acting aggressively and ‘tucked her legs in before kicking out at the officer’.
She then ‘dug her very long fingernails into PC Lawrence’s skin’ and spat at her following her arrest.
Gary Harvey, defending, said Hughes had an ongoing issue with alcoholism and drugs. She often drinks while on medication for schizophrenia, which sends her into a drunken state ‘after only a few drinks’.
Mr Harvey added that Hughes was ‘mortified” by her actions and she admitted she would accept any possible custodial sentence.
Before sentencing, Hughes told district judge Andrew Shaw that she was ‘sorry for her actions’.
Mr Shaw said: “There is no guarantee that you won’t do something like this again.
“You must get help and try to stay out of trouble for the next 12 months, or else you will be serving a prison sentence.”