A Colombia native was fined $700 at the Magistrate’s Court after she reportedly obstructed a police officer and used indecent language in the presence of the cop last year.
Carol Schoonhoven pleaded guilty to obstructing police and indecent language when she made her first appearance before Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBreo recently.
She was fined $350 for each offence.
The court ruled that the Hispanic offender serve 30 days at Her Majesty’s Prison if she does not pay.
I am sorry
Before being sentenced, she apologized to the court for her behaviour.
“I am really embarrassed and sorry. I guess I had too much to drink … it was New Year’s Eve,” she said.
What the court heard happened
The court heard that at about 10:35 pm on December 31 last year, a police officer responded to a vehicle collision near the Paradise Club in Cane Garden Bay.
The officer who was dressed in plain clothes introduced himself and requested the driver’s license from the male driver.
The court heard that Schoonhoven, who was the wife of the driver, attempted to take the driver’s license from the officer’s hands.
She was subsequently taken to the Cane Garden Bay Police Station.
While at the station, her husband told her to apologize to the officer, but she responded by saying: “There is no f**king way I am going to apologize.”
She was unrepresented.
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