Boozy teen swore and struggled with cops after causing chaos in street
A mob of teenage yobs sparked road mayhem for drivers in the middle of Paisley, a court was told.
Boozed-up Caitlin Elliot was with a gang of girls who were running between moving traffic in the town’s Gordon Street.
Paisley Sheriff Court heard this week that the 18-year-old, and another 17- year- old girl, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, were among the louts who sparked complaints from members of the public, leading the cops being called.
However, when officers attended Elliot of Amochrie Drive, in the town’s Foxbar district, turned the air blue with foul language, ran away from police and then struggled violently as she resisted arrest.
Her 17-year-old sidekick, who was arrested with her, then kicked the window of the patrol car during her detention by cops.
Fiscal depute John Penman said: “The matter involving Miss Elliot happened on July 10 this year, when police officers attended the locale where the accused was initially involved in a party described as young females who were running between moving traffic at Gordon Street, Paisley.
“A description was given and police attended and spoke to the group of young females, and during their inquiries both the accused became aggressive and hostile to police.
“Both the accused told the police to ‘f**k off’ and called them ‘f**king dafties’ and continued in using this language, and even when given instruction to stop, they failed and were arrested.”
The fiscal added that during and even after their arrest Elliot ran away from officers, struggled and resisted arrest and continued shouting, swearing, and acting aggressively. Her co-accused also kicked off during her arrest, booting the window of the patrol car.
Defence agent for Elliot, Kevin Brady, confirmed the youngster was pleading guilty to charges of behaving in a threatening and abusive manner likely to cause any reasonable person to suffer fear or alarm by shouting, swearing and uttering threats to police officers.
She also admitted charges of resisting, obstructing and hindering officers and running from them and, having been placed under arrest, struggling violently with them.
Her co- accused pleaded guilty to charges of behaving in a threatening and abusive manner likely to cause any reasonable person to suffer fear or alarm by shouting, swearing and repeatedly kicking the window of the police car.
Defence agent for her co-accused, Lauren Reid, said the teenager was “ashamed” of her behaviour and had never been in court before.
Sheriff Tom McCartney told Elliot: “You have previous convictions for similar offending.”
He deferred sentence until October 10 to obtain background reports.
Sentence on her co- accused was deferred for six months for her to be of good behaviour.
Both the accused told the police to f**k off Fiscal Depute John Penman
In the dock Caitlin Elliot