Woman put in cell after swearing at officer

Blackpool Magistrates Court open day pre-pix.
Blackpool Magistrates Court open day pre-pix.
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A drunken civil servant swore at a woman police officer and shouted: “I’m a civil servant I can do what I want.”

Mother-of-two Jane O’Connor then fell out of a taxi and told the officer that she should do her job, a court was told.

O’Connor, 35, of Clayton Crescent, South Shore, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly before magistrates.

She was fined £125 and ordered to pay £85 costs with £20 victims’ surcharge by District Judge James Hatton sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said the incident happened on December 12 at around 9.30pm.

Police were called to the Savoy Hotel on the Promenade, where O’Connor was causing a disturbance and refusing to get out of a taxi, the court heard.

After falling out of the cab O’Connor tried to get back into the hotel and police decided to take her home. She then began behaving badly in front of passersby and police officers so she was arrested.

O’Connor told the judge: “ I want to say I’m really sorry to the police.

“I just wanted to get home. I felt sick and dizzy and then did not remember anything until I woke up in the cells.”