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Would-be lawyer assaults police officer

A 20-year-old would-be lawyer was given a 12-month conditional discharge after she assaulted and obstructed police officers.

Imani Byron, 20, pleaded guilty to assault on one officer and obstruction of another.

Magistrates' Court heard that the incident happened after police went to a single-vehicle bike crash near the Swing Bridge in St George's.

The woman driving the bike, despite having been injured in the collision, refused treatment from ambulance personnel.

The court heard the woman rider said: “I told the woman not to call the f***ing ambulance” and pushed one of the officers to the ground.

Both women resisted as officers tried to handcuff Byron and refused to stop when ordered.

Byron and the other woman were both pepper sprayed and arrested.

The incident happened on August 21.

Byron, of Sandys, apologised in court to the officers and admitted her behaviour was unacceptable.

She said: “I don't know what I was thinking. I know that there is no excuse for my actions.”

The court was told Byron was taking online courses and wanted to study law at university.

Magistrate Maxanne Anderson told her: “I am always rooting for young Bermudians looking to expand their education, especially in law.

“But the lawyers I know do not act like that.”

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Published October 31, 2018 at 3:30 pm (Updated October 31, 2018 at 5:16 pm)

Would-be lawyer assaults police officer

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