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1 woman, 7 beers, 4 paramedics attacked in assault

A MAGISTRATE has expressed his disgust with a Scarness mother-of-three who assaulted three paramedics and attempted to assault a fourth.

Sharyn Louise Hall narrowly escaped serving a suspended sentence after Magistrate Graeme Tatnell chose to punish her with two years probation as she had three young children to look after.

Hall, 37, pleaded guilty in Hervey Bay Magistrates Court to three counts of assault and one of common assault for the incident on October 27.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Kathryn Stagoll said paramedics were called to a Torquay Rd home after Hall, who was previously known as Housman, was found passed out.

She said when ambulance officers attempted to wake her, she struck out before running into the home and locking herself in the toilet.

The paramedics were able to coax her out of the bathroom and onto a stretcher where Hall attempted to bite an ambulance officer.

Sgt Stagoll said while on route to hospital, Hall kicked out at paramedics, hitting one in the shoulder, forcing them to stop until police arrived to escort them to the hospital.

Once at the hospital Hall, who was handcuffed, shoulder charged another paramedic, knocking them to the ground.

"She was next door and had drunk about seven cans of XXXX Bitter before blacking out," Sgt Stagoll said.

Defence lawyer Kade Eames said Hall was on prescription drugs at the time and did not remember the incident.

"She was apologetic to police and had a desire to express that to ambulance officer as well," he said.

Hall had asked police if it was appropriate for her to visit the ambulance station and apologise to the paramedics.

Magistrate Tatnell condemned her actions while sentencing Hall.

"It's become very well known to the courts what problems alcohol and drugs are causing police, paramedics and hospital staff," he said.

"I have indicated for some time it won't be tolerated by the courts."

Hall was sentenced to two years probation and a conviction was recorded.

Topics:  assault crime hervey bay magistrates court



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