A heavily intoxicated Lithuanian mother-of-one has been given a suspended jail sentence after she cursed a police officer, saying ‘you will never have children’.
Lina Kikilaite, 29, from Cedar Ridge in Dungannon appeared at the town’s magistrate’s court on Friday, accompanied by a translator.
A child was crying in the hallway when police found the defendant heavily intoxicated and shouting at another woman with her eyes glazed
She is accused of assaulting police, resisting arrest and obstructing officers in the course of their duty in an incident that took place on January 3 at her home.
The court heard how neighbours raised the alarm after hearing a drunken row in the house where young children were living.
A child was crying in the hallway when police found the defendant heavily intoxicated and shouting at another woman with her eyes glazed. She slammed the kitchen door in the police officers’ faces, and came towards them in an aggressive manner.
She also refused to give them her name and DOB. When police attempted to arrest her to prevent a breach of the peace, a scuffle broke out, the court was told.
An officer then fell from the front step as they tried to restrain the defendant from attacking the other female.
On the way to the police station, Kikilaite told a female police officer: “You will be sorry for the rest of your life and you will never have any children.”
Her defence solicitor admitted that it was an ‘unsavoury and serious incident’ and explained that Kikilaite shared the house with the other woman, both of whom have a child. Because of their shift patterns at work, they shared childcare responsibilities.
He described them as ‘a tight-knit unit’ who help and support each other, and that the defendant had health issues and a history of alcohol abuse.
Judge John Meehan criticsed her for her lack of remorse, the fact that she ‘went at the police officers as hard as she could’ and for losing control in the presence of young children.
“You showed no remorse because you believed that your victim would not make a complaint against you because of her dependance.”
He sentenced her to three months in prison, but because she was struggling commendably with a ‘difficult life, and low-level employment’, he decided to suspend the sentence for two years.
He also warned the defendant to strictly avoid excessive alcohol.