Charmorne Kleynhans faced Mackay Magistrates Court on Monday, May 10, 2021. Picture: Facebook
Charmorne Kleynhans faced Mackay Magistrates Court on Monday, May 10, 2021. Picture: Facebook

‘Go f**k yourself, you f**king c**t’, woman tells police

A Mackay woman whose role is to care for others has unleashed a tirade of abuse at police officers after they caught her drink-driving.

Community care worker Charmorne Kleynhans represented herself when she faced Mackay Magistrates Court on Monday charged with low-range drink-driving and being a public nuisance.

Prosecutor Robert Beamish said police were called to a disturbance at a Corymbia Court, Andergrove address about 7.50pm on Saturday, January 23.

"Police took up with (Kleynhans) standing in the middle of the road in a heightened state," Mr Beamish said.

Charmorne Kleynhans faced Mackay Magistrates Court on Monday, May 10, 2021. Picture: Facebook
Charmorne Kleynhans faced Mackay Magistrates Court on Monday, May 10, 2021. Picture: Facebook

He said Kleynhans told police she had been involved in an altercation and then drove off from the address only to return shortly after.

The court heard police then roadside breath tested her, detained her and took her back to Mackay Police Station where she returned a blood-alcohol concentration reading of 0.093 per cent.

Mr Beamish said police were issuing Kleynhans with paperwork when she became argumentative and verbally abusive.

Charmorne Kleynhans faced Mackay Magistrates Court on Monday, May 10, 2021. Picture: Facebook
Charmorne Kleynhans faced Mackay Magistrates Court on Monday, May 10, 2021. Picture: Facebook

He said Kleynhans was warned to cease her behaviour but she ignored warnings, kept swearing and "conducting herself in a disorderly manner".

The court heard she was given yet another warning but Kleynhans exited onto Sydney Street and yelled back to police 'Go f**k yourself, you f**king c**t'.

She was then arrested.

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Acting Magistrate John Aberdeen said he took into account her early guilty pleas, her lack of relevant criminal history, as well as the fact the earlier altercation had heightened her "state of anxiety".

Mr Aberdeen issued her a restricted driver's licence to drive between 7am and 8pm Monday to Friday to allow Kleynhans to drive directly to and from her job via the most direct route but fined her $425. No conviction was recorded.

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