Woman "covered in vomit" jailed over pub spat with police

COVERED in her own faeces and vomit, Rebecca Leigh Gordon lay on the ground outside a Noosa pub, kicking out at police officers.

The Rockhampton woman will spend the next six months behind bars after pleading guilty in Rockhampton Magistrates Court yesterday to one charge each of public nuisance, obstructing a police officer and wilful damage and two charges of assaulting a police officer.

The court heard police were called to Sogo Bar in Noosa Junction on January 26 where Gordon was allegedly assaulting patrons.

When police arrived, security guards were trying to evict Gordon from the bar.

As police officers removed her, Gordon threw herself to the ground and struggled with them.

She then refused to get into the police vehicle and struck out with her feet, kicking an officer in the stomach several times.

Police then rolled Gordon on to her stomach and she defecated on herself.

When she arrived at Maroochydore watchhouse, police attempted to take her into a shower to wash vomit and faeces from her body.

Gordon struggled and latched on to an officer and scratched his arm, removing skin.

While detained in the watchhouse Gordon used water from the toilet and drink fountain to flood the cell floor and tipped water into the cell's intercom.

Taking her six-page criminal history into account, Magistrate Cameron Press sentenced Gordon to two weeks' imprisonment for the public nuisance offence, one month for obstructing police, six months each for assaulting police and two months for wilful damage.

The sentence will be served concurrently.

Gordon must also serve 80 hours of community service.

She is eligible for parole on June 13.



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