Drefach woman assaulted PCSO
1:00pm Thursday 2nd August 2012 in News
A 42-YEAR-old Drefach woman downed one-and-ahalf bottles of vodka, lager and other shorts in an afternoon before assaulting one police officer and resisting another at her mother’s birthday party.
Zita Anne Wakefield, of 1 Yr Hafan, admitted assaulting PCSO Stewart Davies and resisting PC Craig Morgan following a row with her daughter during her mum’s 65th at 5.50pm on July 1.
Ellie Morgan, prosecuting, told Carmarthen magistrates that PCSO Davies had gone to Wakefield’s home after hearing “loud screaming,” and was met by Wakefield, her daughter and her mother.
The court was told that Wakefield and her daughter were in the middle of a heated argument.
When PCSO Davies approached, Wakefield told him it was “none of his business”.
“She then shoved him in the chest and he fell back against the garden wall,” said Ms Morgan.
When additional officers arrived, Wakefield became “extremely aggressive”.
When she was warned about her behaviour, Wakefield told PC Morgan: “No.
I’m not going to be arrested.”
She then struggled with him until being handcuffed and taken to the police station.
When interviewed the following day, Wakefield said that by 5.50pm she had drunk “a bottle of vodka in the afternoon and then another halfbottle.”
When the officer said: “That’s a fair bit,” Wakefield replied: “Yes, what with the Stella and the shots.”
She told him: “I was hammered.”
Wakefield claimed to have little recollection of the incident.
Chris White, defending, said Wakefield was “upset and ashamed” at her behaviour.
“She had drunk far in excess of what she should have,” said Mr White.
“She does not drink on a daily basis. It was because of her mother’s birthday and things spiralled out of control.
“It has been a salutary lesson.”
Magistrates sentenced Wakefield to a 12-month community order with a supervision requirement. She was also ordered to pay £85 court costs.