Woman receives jail sentence over assault on paramedic

A Central Coast woman has been sentenced to 9 months jail for assaulting a paramedic in February this year.

It was alleged that 42-year-old  Leoni Norquay was being assessed by paramedics and became aggressive as the ambulance was travelling on Tumbi Road in Tumbi Umbi at about 10.30pm on February 17, 2016.

The ambulance pulled over and the woman allegedly lunged at a paramedic and punched him in the face.

The paramedics union has been quoted as saying that the nine-month jail sentence handed to the woman for the assault, shows that abusing paramedics will never be tolerated.

Norquay pleaded not guilty to the common assault charge, but was convicted in Wyong Court last week.    

Norquay has since appealed the decision and the matter is set for 12th August at Gosford District Court.  She has been released on conditional bail until then. 

 

 

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