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A NORMALLY "mild-mannered" woman called a garda a "dirty rat" during an "appalling tirade", a court has heard.

Jade Lacey (25) also spat at officers and kicked out at them during an arrest.

Judge David McHugh gave her a two-month suspended sentence and fined her €100.

Lacey, with an address at Finnstown House Hotel, Lucan, pleaded guilty to threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour, being drunk in public and violent in a garda station.

Blanchardstown District Court heard at Tallaght Cross West last October 19, Lacey became extremely abusive and shouted obscenities at gardaí.

She said "you are a dirty f**king scumbag, you are a dirty f**king rat."

Last June 20, at Foxdene Avenue, Clondalkin, Lacey said she would "beat the gardaí" and called one "a rat and a scumbag".

At Ronanstown garda station, she continued to be abusive and kicked out and spat at gardaí.

Judge McHugh remarked that when the accused "blows a fuse, she blows a fuse".

Her defence said it was surprising because Lacey was a "very mild-mannered person."

Lacey was not drinking whatsoever now, he said.

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