Woman in court after drunken row

A WOMAN had been drinking with her mother when an argument broke out and spilled out into the street.

Police were called to the incident in Derwent Street, in the town centre of Hartlepool, and Terri Lee Brogden was arrested for being drunk and disorderly.

She pleaded guilty to the charge when she appeared at Hartlepool Magistrates’ Court.

Prosecuting, Alan Davison said: “Police were called to Brogden’s address to reports of a female causing a disturbance and there were a number of people in the street who appeared to be arguing.

“When police arrived, the defendant was present and was heavily drunk.

“Despite a warning about her behaviour she continued and was arrested.”

Brogden, of Derwent Street, Hartlepool, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly on March 1.

Mitigating, Adrian Morris said his client has an alcohol dependency problem and is working on a course to try to beat it.

He added: “She is living with her mother, and she and her mother had been drinking.

“An argument had started and Brogden was unable to keep her temper in check.”

Chairman of the bench Lynne Hodgson sentenced her to a nine-month conditional discharge.