Drink-driver escapes jail after spitting in police officers face in Church Langley

Covid-19 / Wed 31st Mar 2021 at 09:56am

A WOMAN has escaped jail after spitting at a police officer during an arrest for drink-driving.

Lisa Gilder, aged 48, of Carters Drive, Stansted pleaded guilty to the following at Chelmsford magistrates court.

On January 1st at Harlow drove a motor vehicle, on Malkin Drive, Harlow, after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion of it in your breath, namely 127 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, exceeded the prescribed limit.

The court heard that an officer had attended in order to assist with a collision. Officer attended to assist and was assaulted. Gilder blew in his face and spittle landed on him.

Gilder also pleaded guilty to the following.

On January 1st, 2021 at Harlow assaulted a police officer, an emergency worker, acting in the exercise of his functions as such a worker, by beating him.

On January 1st, at Harlow used threatening or abusive words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress thereby.

On January 1st, at Harlow was supposed to be self-isolating due to family member in same household tested positive for Covid-19. Gilder failed to do this and was found driving out of her local area.

Gilder was disqualified from driving for three years. She was also fined £250.00 and has to undertake 100 hours of unpaid community work in the next twelve months.

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