SUMMERSIDE - A 25-year-old Summerside woman was fined $600 in provincial court, Thursday, after pleading guilty to assaulting a Summerside police officer.
Prince County Court House
Jessica Elizabeth Arsenault was arrested by Summerside police at 2:30 a.m. on Sept. 14 on Central Street in downtown Summerside for being intoxicated in public.
Crown prosecutor John Diamond said Arsenault had been involved with police earlier that day for causing a disturbance at a Summerside trailer park and outside the Tap Room bar.
On both occasions, Arsenault was told by police to quiet down and move on.
Diamond said the woman was cursing and yelling at police.
Later that evening, Arsenault began yelling at two officers on patrol in downtown Summerside and was once again told to quiet down and move along. When she refused, she was approached by the by two police officers, handcuffed and taken into custody for being under the influence.
At the police station the handcuffs were removed and again Arsenault became unco-operative. As officers tried to restrain her, she kicked one in the chest.
In handing down the sentence, Judge Jeff Lantz said police have a hard enough time dealing with people without being assaulted.
In addition to the $600 fine, Arsenault was ordered to pay a victim fine surcharge of $90.