A 65-year-old woman who frequents the Sandy Bay Police Station and misbehaves when drunk has been placed on an EC$1,000 bond.
The Georgetown Magistrate’s Court heard, on Monday, that the woman, Sylvie Baptiste, lives next to the police station and is in the habit of “displaying” by running into the station when drunk and failing to remove herself from the premises when asked to do so.
When arraigned before Magistrate Bertie Pompey, Baptiste pleaded guilty to an indecent language charge.
Presenting the facts, prosecutor, Sergeant of Police Renrick Cato told the court that on Aug. 28, Baptiste appeared intoxicated at the Sandy Bay Police Station, pelted a piece of board inside the building and said “F**k all ah you”, then ran.
Baptiste told the court that she made the statement not to the police officers but to her son and daughter-in-law with whom she had had a quarrel.
In handing down his sentence, Pompey told Baptiste she has no respect for the police, as evidenced by a number of convictions she has for indecent language.
The woman must keep the peace for one year. In breach, she must pay the EC$1,000 forthwith or spend six months in jail.
As Baptiste was about to leave the dock, the prosecutor warned her sternly, ” Stop drink alcohol.”
Really STOP DRINK AlCOHOL that’s how u can end it how about demand that she go to rehab.and have resources to ensure that
All of you need help.Now when a woman frequents there in that state ,you know that she has a disease ,so even she is bonded there should be a place she is sent to to get help.We need to be more proactive ,lawmen.
Alcoholism is a serious disease , by telling someone to stop won’t help. Anyone who suffers from alcoholism needs to be placed in a program to overcome this problem.
As a society we need to address and treat it like any other diseases.
whatever happened to freedom of speech.
How about putting her in a cell to sleep it off…and move on with more serious issues like gun violence etc.
For alcoholics that may not be easy. It’s difficult for them to stop because they are trying to get rid of many problems in their lives. Maybe the places that sell alcohol should be instructed not to sell her alcohol.
Does this constitute a crime? Why waste taxpayers money on these small matters? Why is this Prosecutor still working after that incident in Georgetown.
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