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'Aggressive' Woman with 50 previous convictions who tried to kick and spit at gardaí avoids jail

She spat on the floor and walls of a cell, which had to be professionally cleaned.

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Store Street Garda station. Picture: Google Maps

Store Street Garda station. Picture: Google Maps

Store Street Garda station. Picture: Google Maps

A WOMAN who tried to kick and spit at gardaí when they found her drunk on a city street has been given a three-month suspended sentence.

Maria Godek (34) was struggling with an alcohol problem at the time of the offences.

Godek, of The Crescent, Park West Pointe, Park West Business Park, pleaded guilty to garda obstruction, threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour, public intoxication, refusing to give her name and address, criminal damage and violent behaviour in a garda station.

Dublin District Court heard Godek was aggressive when gardaí came across her at Jervis Street on August 25.

She attempted to kick out and spat at gardaí when arrested. This behaviour continued at Store Street garda station.

She spat on the floor and walls of a cell, which had to be professionally cleaned.

The accused had 50 previous convictions. Godek was struggling with alcohol addiction and was now addressing this, her solicitor Tracy Horan said.

She was now holding down a full-time job.

Judge Bryan Smyth said the case was probably deserving of a prison sentence but he suspended the three months for a year given the progress that Godek had made.

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