Woman who punched Garda in face tripped in high-heels as she fled

April 19, 2018

A woman who harassed a young man and then punched a Garda in the face before falling as she tried to run away in high heels has been fined.

Sylvia Darby appeared at Letterkenny District Court following the attack in Letterkenny on October 16th, 2016.

Gardai told the court how they came across a group women shouting abuse at a young man around 2.15am at Lower Main Street.

They circled around the town and found Ms Darby, of Blue Cedars, Ballybofey still abusing the man close to Celtic Apartments on the Pearse Road.

The young man pleaded with Gardai to take the woman away from him but she continued to roar abuse at him and ignored Gardai.

One Gardai tried to move the woman on but she slipped away and when another Garda intervened, he was punched in the face.

The Gardai told the court that the woman tried to flee but she tripped up and fell because she was wearing high heels.

She continued to be abusive when she was arrested and taken to Letterkenny Garda station.

Solicitor for the accused, Mr Patsy Gallagher, told the court that his client was 25 and had an issue with alcohol.

“She was very intoxicated and her behaviour was very inappropriate,” he said.

Judge Paul Kelly fined Ms Darby €250.


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