51-year-old woman to serve time in jail for her 18th assault

A WOORABINDA woman who appeared in court on her 18th assault or obstruct police charge this week was sentenced to time behind bars.

Rockhampton Magistrates Court heard Roxanne Geraldine Smith had 17 assault or obstruct police charges in the past five years and was serving a suspended prison sentence for a like offence when she kicked a police officer on January 6.

Smith pleaded guilty to four charges including one count each of failing to surrender into custody, contravening a requirement of police, obstructing police and assaulting police following a disturbance at a Woorabinda address at 3pm.

Police prosecutor Manon Barwick told the court Smith was intoxicated at the time and was yelling and flailing her arms about.

"She told police 'bash me up' and attempted to incite a physical altercation," Ms Barwick said.

Ms Barwick said Smith resisted arrest and kicked her legs out when being transported to the police vehicle, striking an officer in the leg.

"She refused to cooperate and didn't want to be released because she had no other place to reside," she said.

The court heard the 51-year-old had an 11-page criminal history.

Smith was sentenced to one month in prison for obstructing police and five months in prison for assaulting police.

Magistrate Cameron Press wholly activated a two month suspended sentence from December last year and set a parole release date of March 16, after serving six weeks behind bars.

He ordered all three sentences were to be served concurrently.

Smith was fined $700.


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