A TEEN who downed a full bottle of vodka and then attacked THREE police officers has been spared jail.
Cleo McNally attempted to wrestle an officer for their baton as cops were attempting to deal with an incident in Macclesfield, Cheshire on November 14 last year.
The 18-year-old was heard “trying to start a fight” with her friend, and was heard swearing and shouting before a series of violent assaults ensued.
One of the officers asked her to stop swearing, at which she replied: “Don’t care, she’s a f***** little b***h” and “Do you think I actually care – she is a s**g”.
The officer explained that children and elderly people were close and could hear her and again told her to stop swearing.
But she refused and fronted an officer as she began shouting abuse at the girl who was standing behind her, Stockport Magistrates Court heard.
Prosecutor Jeffrey Bird said: “She could see the defendant’s hand on her baton and pushed her hand back, and told her to go home.
“The defendant said: “no, you f***** go home” and pushed her backwards. The officer tried to apprehend the defendant and gained control of her on the floor.
“A struggle then ensued, and the officer had to be assisted by two other officers.”
The teen continued to resist arrest and kicked out at all three police officers – injuring them in the wrist and knees respectively.
She was eventually arrested and taken for interview, in which she told officers she had been in an argument with her friend after drinking a “full bottle of vodka.”
McNally claimed she remembered the police arriving but didn’t recall putting her hand on the officer’s baton.
She added that “she was “incredibly drunk.”
The court heard she had one previous conviction for racially aggravated harassment when she was a youth.
Defence lawyer Lesley Herman said: “She said in the midst of it, she did kick the officer but it wasn’t intentional.
”She is remorseful. There were no injuries – I don’t think the officers had any bruising.”
She added: “Speaking of the offence, she was arguing with her friend, they were not involved in the other incident. They are still friends.
“She says as a result of the incident, she is too scared to drink.”
McNally arrived almost two hours late to her hearing on Wednesday – believing her trial was the next day.
JP Dominic Stone said: “You are going to have to learn to respect people in authority.
“A police officer is there to serve and protect the whole community, including you. They show you courtesy, the least you can show to them is courtesy in return.
“This is going to land you in serious consequences. You were given the opportunity as a youth, and here you are again abusing a police officer – this has to stop.”
McNally was sentenced to a 12 month community order, 15 days of rehabilitation activity requirements and 60 hours unpaid work.
She must also pay £50 compensation to each police officer.
Source: The Sun