Spitter avoids prison

A PIE Creek woman who spat in the face of an ambulance officer agreed it was disgusting of her to assault someone trying to help, Gympie District Court heard this week.

Maree Elizabeth McGrath, 36, was charged with assault in Brisbane on March 17 when she aggressively refused to be treated by paramedics called specifically for her.

The court heard McGrath had a history of street, drug and property offences committed during her “long struggle with the drink”.

“Her sad and frank admission to police suggests a very troubled woman,” defence barrister Greg Wildie said and tendered various letters including one from a retired senior police officer to prove McGrath was trying to become a “useful and productive member of society”. McGrath, of Herron Road, Pie Creek, was placed on an intensive correction order for nine months.

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