Assault on police officer nets woman $600 fine

Journal Pioneer staff
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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.

mcarson@joournalpioneer.com

Geographic location: Summerside, Central Street

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  • ME
    January 24, 2014 - 01:23

    Sheeeesh this is why id never want to be a cop she would have got a kick up side the head and drinking its noexcuse and they wonder why cops are snotty to people. When I was younger it was my dream to become a cop but not anymore I wouldn't have the patience. I commend the police