Drunken woman is fined after disturbance in Whitwell street

Chesterfield magistrates' court.
Chesterfield magistrates' court.

A booze-fuelled homeless woman has been ordered to pay £205 after she was arrested for being drunk and disorderly outside her mother’s home.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Friday, how Marie Taylor, 37, was found by police lying on the ground outside her mother’s home on Mill Lane, Whitwell, before she became abusive.

Prosecuting solicitor Ian Shaw said: “Police responded to a report of a lady making a lot of noise and causing a disturbance. They saw the defendant shouting and screaming in the cul-de-sac with neighbouring properties which are occupied by elderly residents. One of the officers could smell intoxicants on her breath and she had glazed eyes and was slurring her words.”

The court heard how Taylor told the police she blamed her ex-partner for her plight and she continued shouting and swearing.

Taylor’s sister arrived at the scene, according to Mr Shaw, and explained that Taylor had been at her home but they had a row and the defendant had left.

Mr Shaw explained police finally arrested Taylor after she became abusive to her sister, ran off and returned continuing to be aggressive.

Jobless Taylor pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in public after the incident on September 10.

She told the court she had come out of a relationship and had been left homeless and realised she should not have got drunk. Taylor stated she is making enquiries about benefits and finding accommodation but she currently has an address care of Devonshire Drive, Creswell. Magistrates fined Taylor £35 and she must pay a £20 victim surcharge and £150 in court charges.