ROAD RAGE

Boozy teen swore and strug­gled with cops af­ter caus­ing chaos in street

Paisley Daily Express - - News - Ron Moore

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

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