‘Too little sleep, too much alcohol and too big a party’ led Hartlepool woman to end up in court

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“TOO little sleep, too much alcohol and too big a party” led to one woman being hauled in by police after an early-morning altercation.

Police were called to Ashley Gardens, in Hartlepool, at 7.20am after reports of a disturbance.

Officers saw Chantelle Collins, 29, “stood in the street shouting and swearing towards other persons”, prosecutor Joanne Hesse told Hartlepool Magistrates’ Court.

Despite being warned about her behaviour, the abuse continued and she was arrested. the court heard.

Collins, of Ashley Gardens, Hartlepool, who has previous convictions for public order and dishonesty, admitted using threatening or abusive words or disorderly behaviour on April 20.

Neil Taylor, mitigating, said: “It was too little sleep, too much alcohol and too big a party.

“If she had taken the police officers’ advice she wouldn’t be here but she continued to use abusive language and accepts responsibility.

“She went reasonably peacefully with the officers.”

Chairman of the magistrates’ bench Peter West fined Collins £35 with a £20 victim surcharge and £40 costs.

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