A woman who allegedly put up a struggle while gardaí were carrying out an arrest warrant had her case adjourned at Portlaoise District Court recently.
The case involved a 37-year-old woman who was charged with assault causing bodily harm.
The court heard that on 4 September 2019 while gardaí were arresting the defendant on foot of a bench warrant she allegedly began struggling with them.
During the struggle it was alleged that she scratched a garda’s thumb, breaking the skin and drawing blood, which necessitated him attending A&E at Portlaoise hospital.
Garda Sergeant JJ Kirby told the court the injury the garda received was minor and that the defendant apologised to him the next day.
Judge Bernadette Owens adjourned the case until 14 October.
- Names of defendants in Portlaoise District Court cases are not printed on social media sites but in the Laois Nationalist newspaper that is available in your local shop or in our online edition here