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‘I’ve done f**k all’: Tandragee woman’s denial for neighbour assault and drink driving

Court heard she pushed her neighbour in the face with the flat of her foot and police later arrested her at the scene of a collision where she responded with profanities and was found to be over the limit

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A Tandragee woman who assaulted her neighbour and then proceeded to drink drive must wait until later this year to learn her fate.

Court heard how the 50-year-old pushed her neighbour in the face with the flat of her foot.

Amanda McCrory, of Cabragh Road, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol, using a vehicle without insurance, no driving licence, disorderly behaviour and common assault at Armagh Magistrates’ Court, sitting at Newry, on Tuesday.

Prosecution outlined that on September 24, at 7.30pm, the defendant’s neighbour stated that she had been sitting on her front porch watching her child play.

McCrory then enter her garden and a verbal argument ensued, during which the defendant pushed the injured party in the face with the flat of her foot.

The altercation was broken up by the husbands of the two parties. McCrory then got into a vehicle and drove off in the direction of Portadown.

Police were called to a two vehicle collision on the Mahon Road, Portadown, involving the defendant.

Officers believed McCrory to be under the influence. Checks also revealed that she was not insured to drive the vehicle in question and her licence had expired.

When informed of her arrest, the defendant began to shout profanities such as “PSNI b******s” and “I’ve done f*** all”.

Whilst in custody, an evidential sample of breath was obtained which gave a reading of 40mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath.

District Judge Bernie Kelly stated: “I am ordering a presentence report….the assault is quite serious, to place your foot on someone’s face is not easy.”

The case was adjourned until April 5 for a presentence report.

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