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Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

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A MONTESSORI worker who assaulted a female garda and called her a 'dirty lesbian slag' had her case struck out after she paid €500 to the Garda Benevolent Fund.

Emma Cowley (23) of Highfield Lawns in Swords pleaded guilty before Swords District Court to being intoxicated, using threatening and abusive behaviour and assaulting Garda Miriam O'Donovan on August 16th at Swords Garda Station.

As Cowley was late attending Swords District Court on Wednesday, Judge Dermot Dempsey refused to deal with the case and put it back to Balbriggan District Court, where Cowley paid over the money.

The court had heard that Gda O'Donovan received a complaint call from a taxi driver who was parked outside Swords Garda Station that he had a drunk female customer in the back who had fallen asleep.

Gda O'Donovan went outside to the taxi and found Cowley in the back seat. Gda O'Donovan woke Cowley up and she became abusive, telling Gda O'Donovan to 'Go f**k yourself'.

She also called Gda O'Donovan a 'dirty, lesbian slag.'

While Gda O'Donovan was escorting Cowley into the garda station, Cowley started to swing her hands and hit Gda O'Donovan on the right side of her face with her elbow, leaving Gda O'Donovan with a sore jaw.

Judge Dermot Dempsey warned Cowley 'to have a bit more sense in future,' before he struck out the case after Cowley paid across the money at Balbriggan District Court.

He also warned her she is 'getting an opportunity.'

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