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Woman fined $1650 for attacking policeman with stilettos

A SYDNEY woman who assaulted a Maryborough policeman with her stiletto heels while trying to take his pistol will have to pay $1650 in fines and compensation - but had no conviction recorded.

Christine Louise Collins, 21, pleaded guilty in Maryborough Magistrates Court on Wednesday to assaulting police, obstructing police and public nuisance over the incident on Sunday morning.

Her Darwin-based boyfriend, 22-year-old Giles Patrick Garrett, also fronted court over the incident and pleaded guilty to obstructing police and public nuisance.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Chris Elder said police were arresting a heavily intoxicated Garrett after he was ejected from the Criterion Hotel on Wharf St about 2.05am.

He had been walking away from police and had thrown his wallet, scattering coins over the police officers.

The court heard that on leaving the nightclub, Collins reacted badly to seeing her boyfriend being arrested.

She spat on the police vehicle, screamed and tried to push one officer back on to the police car using her body weight.

Collins then scratched the officer's legs and hands using her heels and fingernails and the officer had to pull her hand from his holster.

It was later discovered a safety mechanism on the pistol had been disengaged during the struggle and the officer believed Collins had been trying to take the pistol.

Magistrate John Smith recorded no conviction for Collins, who was trying to move to Darwin and join the police force.

He fined her $500 for assaulting the police officer and ordered her to pay $300 compensation.

She was also fined $400 for obstructing police and $450 for public nuisance.

Mr Smith also recorded no conviction for Garrett, who works as a security guard, but fined him $450 for public nuisance and $400 for obstructing police.

Topics:  criterion hotel, gun, maryborough, maryborough police, stilettos




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