An award winning hairdresser appeared before Naas District Court today in connection to allegations that she kicked a Garda in the 'private region', causing him to be out of work for a week.
The 34- year-old mother of two, with an address in Naas, was charged with Section 2 assault on September 18, 2017, at The Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge, on September 18, 2017.
Sgt Brian Jacob outlined at Naas District Court today how Gardaí were called to a family function attended by the accused.
He said: "She was highly aggressive. She shouted out obscenities, she broke free of the handcuffs. She punched a Garda in the private region, below the midriff, he was out of work for a week. She apologised profusely, the Garda did not accept the apology."
The court heard how she had no previous convictions.
Defence Solicitor Conal Boyce said: "She was resisting arrest, I am not sure that she is such a crackshot that she achieved her aim, she didn't mean to kick him where she did."
Mr Boyce said that the accused takes medication and that it did not mix with alcohol. He said that while she continues to take medication, she nolonger consumes alcohol.
He said: "This is a once off. "
The court heard how she is a mother of two children and she told the court how she is unable to secure employment as she can't afford childcare costs.
He said: "She wished it never happened."
Judge Desmond Zaidan ordered that the accused engage with Probation Services and use her experience as a hairdresser to carry out 240 hours community service.
The case has been adjourned until March 7, 2019, for a Restorative Justice report.
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