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Colombian woman fined after drunken episode with police

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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  1. System. says:

    She was drunk, give her a break gez

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    • Observant says:

      While you’re at it, give the corrupted politicians, unscrupulous businessmen, sordid minded clergymen, the perverted in the judiciary, terrorists, murderers, bandits, kidnappers, drug pushers, extortionists, arsonists and the whole lot breaks too.

      You seem to be a very law abiding citizen. The Territory needs less of you though.

      By the way, in case you did not realise, I am being sarcastic.

  2. Disgraceful says:

    She a … teacher. Just great. She’s not the only rude one at that institution. Rude teacher will carry on like come on f:;)@ing class. Do not respect society, strupes.

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  3. Pablo says:

    Don’t mess with a colombiano. What police lmfao

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  4. L says:

    A fine is quite fine.

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  5. LOL says:

    She was in Lane 8! Have some leniency man! 🙂

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  6. wize up says:

    people comes into this country committing crimes and some of us have it to a joking matter: when VI people have judicial matters most time they are hit with the fullest extent of the law

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  7. what says:

    so drunk is an excuse ???

  8. Errrr says:

    Columbia is a long way from the BVI. If it was someone from the BVI and did that in her Country. The person would have never seen the BVI again. I got lit New years Eve on White Russian’s and I didnot act the fool.

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  9. Fred says:

    Cools she have curse a Colombian police officer out? I bet not. Where is BVI airways?

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  10. Please says:

    I wonder if the officer was white or Hispanic if she would have been so nasty?

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  11. Murph says:

    Columbian women don’t have hearts…they have carburetors

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  12. VI gyal says:

    if officer was on duty why was he in plain clothes?

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    • Observant says:

      Good day. It’s advisable before you undertake a venture(s) that proper research be done before you delve into it. Your question while it may be genuine, which I think it’s not, has created an impression of you that’s lasting but not a positive one.

      A word to the wise is not needed, it’s the unwise that need correction.

    • JJ says:

      If you never knew there are police officers that wear plain clothes. It does not matter if in uniform or plain clothes point been he is a police officer she was informed and shown his ID. In or out of uniform they are officers and will respond to any report. His uniform has nothing to do with her behaviour. Drunkeness is no excuse to the law.

  13. smh says:

    Police don’t only work in uniform you know…smh

  14. Weasel says:

    Colombians are coldhearted. The alcohol just bring it out more. Sleep with one eye open.

  15. Eagle eye says:

    There is nothing such as indecent language learn’s call words of expression.

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  16. Jokes says:

    Apparently she wasn’t talking to the police she was talking to her husband lol

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