Law comes back to bite Bay woman

BITING a police officer cost Pauline Louise Petersen a suspended jail term when she appeared for sentence in the Hervey Bay District Court.

Police were called to a Torquay street on March 25 after the 42-year-old blew a tyre and stopped her car in the middle of the road.

She reeked of alcohol and was incoherent when police arrived at the scene.

Petersen refused to provide a breath specimen and was taken to the police station where she struggled with police officers and then bit one of them on the arm.

Judge Hugh Botting sentenced Petersen to three months’ jail, wholly suspended for 18 months for assaulting the officer.

She was fined $400 and disqualified from driving for 18 months for the traffic offence.



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