A drunk woman had to be wheeled from a hospital by police after she caused a scene on a ward.
Leanne Rawlinson, 31, refused to leave the wheelchair she had moments earlier been restrained in at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.
Her shouting and swearing continued at the town’s police station where she spat at a female police officer.
Rawlinson, of Buxton House in New Street, admitted being drunk and disorderly in public and assaulting a constable in the execution of her durty.
Andy Wills, prosecuting, said that PC Louise Scholey and her colleague were called to the Lindley hospital at just after 6pm on September 9.
He told magistrates: “There was a report of a drunk person being present there. She (Rawlinson) had been restrained and was in a wheelchair surrounded by hospital staff.
“The defendant was swearing at the officers, using swear words every other word.”
Mr Wills said that Rawlinson was warned by the officers to temper her language but this seemed to agitate her more.
He added: “She refused to move out of the wheelchair and had to be wheeled from the hospital to the police car.”
In the cell area of Huddersfield Police Station Rawlinson continued to be disruptive.
She spat on the right side of PC Scholey’s face and forced the officer to hold a blanket over her head to stop her from spitting again.
Mr Wills said: “When offered a drink of water her response was similar as to how she had been in the hospital.”
Magistrates heard that Rawlinson’s previous convictions included two for assaulting police officers and a conviction for being drunk and disorderly.
At the time of her latest offences Rawlinson was on a community order, which she breached by failing to show up for appointments with probation staff.
Andy Day, mitigating, said that his client had a genuine reason for visiting the hospital’s A&E department that day,
He said: “She suffers from severe depression and anxiety added to which she’d been drinking.
“This led her to feel everything was going wrong, she feared for her sanity and went to hospital.
“She accepts she did behave unreasonably, the alcohol problem she has is the main thing that needs to be addressed.”
Magistrates gave Rawlinson a community order with six months of alcohol treatment.
She must also pay £50 compensation to the officer she spat at.