Mandurah woman fined after kicking ambulance officer in face

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A MANDURAH woman who kicked a St John ambulance officer in the face while intoxicated has been fined $800.

Naomi Michelle McAtackney (19), who appeared in Mandurah Magistrates Court on Friday , pleaded guilty to assaulting a St John Ambulance officer.

Police prosecutor Senior Constable Mick Fallows said St John Ambulance WA was called to assist McAtackney in Smart Street Mall on May 26 at 1.45am.

McAtackney was heavily intoxicated at the time and needed to be conveyed to hospital.

Sen Const Fallows said the victim put McAtackney on a stretcher but she was violent and verbally abusive towards the ambulance officer.

McAtackney thrashed her arms and legs and kicked the ambulance officer to the face near the nose. The ambulance officer experienced minor pain.

McAtackney was arrested on June 16 and told police she had been drinking since 3.30pm that afternoon and couldn’t remember fully what happened.

Duty lawyer Clare Hay said McAtackney’s actions were out of character.

She said McAtackney had exited a Mandurah nightclub to get some fresh air before the incident.

McAtackney said she was remorseful and ashamed and was in the process of writing an apology letter to the ambulance officer.

She asked to be granted a spent conviction order on the offence as she hoped to get employment in child care.

Magistrate Anne Longden said McAtackney’s offence was serious.

“This was a person trying to assist you and you lashed out and hurt them while you were intoxicated,” she said.

Magistrate Longden said McAtackney struck her as a person who felt “genuine remorse”.

She fined McAtackney with an $800 fine and granted her a spent conviction on the offence.