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Rosaleen Cody

Rosaleen Cody

Rosaleen Cody

A WOMAN spat in a female garda's face and threatened to "slaughter her guts" when she became violent after being arrested on a south Dublin street.

Rosaleen Cody (49) was separately arrested for her own safety when gardaí found her drunk, bleeding, and refusing to get into an ambulance in another incident.

Judge Ann Ryan put her on a probationary supervision bond for a year.

Cody, with an address at Iona Park, Glasnevin, admitted assaulting a garda and violent behaviour at Rathmines garda station on May 11, 2019.

Dublin District Court heard a garda on patrol allegedly saw the accused throwing a wooden chair at the front window of a wine bar in Rathgar.

When taken back to the station, she stated to a female garda "I'll slaughter your guts", tried to punch her and spat in her face.

In a separate incident, the court heard gardaí approached the accused after being flagged down by a member of the public on a city street at 11.30pm last May 3.

Cody was lying on the ground with a bottle of wine in her hand.

She was bleeding and refusing to get into an ambulance.

She could not stand and was arrested for her own safety.

Under the probation bond, Judge Ryan said Cody must attend all appointments with the probation service, engage with alcohol addiction services and inform her probation officer of any change of address or circumstances.

The accused must also not re-offend in that time.


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