Thursday 14 December 2017

Woman threatened to have garda shot

Blanchardstown DISTRICT COURT

Stacey Gray (26) pleaded guilty
Stacey Gray (26) pleaded guilty

A WOMAN who threatened to have a garda shot when he told her to leave an area after she became abusive to him has been convicted and fined €100.

Stacey Gray (26) asked Garda Marcus Roantree "What the f**k are you looking at?" while he was retrieving something from his car when he was on patrol in Shancastle Close.

Gray of Shancastle Park, Clondalkin pleaded guilty at Blanchardstown District Court to using threatening and abusive behaviour and failing to comply with garda direction in Shancastle Close last November 30.

Gda Roantree told the court that while he was at the patrol car, Gray, who was with another female and two children, shouted at him. He told her to leave the area and she failed to do so. She continued to shout at him and then threatened to have him shot.

Gray's solicitor said the 26-year-old apologised to Gda Roantree three days later and that she had taken a "concoction of alcohol and other substances" on the night.

"Any person who utters from their lips a threat to shoot a garda is a frightening statement to make," said Judge David McHugh.

He asked Gray's solicitor what her problem was and the solicitor explained that she was intoxicated and under stress.

"She shouldn't have gone near Gda Roantree," the solicitor said. The court heard Gray has no previous convictions.

Judge McHugh said that Gray must have had "some concoction" on the night.

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