A mother-of-three from Limerick, Ireland, has apologised in court to the police officer she told to “stick the beamer up your hole, I’ll just get a bigger one, you f*cker”, when he told her that her BMW car was being impounded. In what Judge Tom O’Donnell described as a “very unique civics lesson” given in front of her children, Jean Blake, 34, was convicted of driving without insurance last year.
Ms Blake had been driving a recently purchased car in to the city to pick up her son when Garda Niall Deegan stopped her and found she hadn’t insurance cover or a valid driving licence.
The court heard that Ms Blake gave a “very unique civics lesson in front of her children” when she called Garda Deegan a “f*cker”, adding that all Gardaí were “just a bunch of f*ckers”.
When she was told the car was going to seized, Ms Blake told her children to “call your father” as she screamed at Garda Deegan: “you can stick this beamer up your hole, I’ll just get a bigger car, you f*cker”.
She was subsequently convicted, banned from driving for two years and fined for a number of offences.
Defence Counsel Erin O’Hagan said that her client moved house recently and needed her car to drive to work. Judge O’Donnell said he wanted to hear Ms Blake’s apology to Garda Deegan. Ms O’Hagan said that she wanted to “wholeheartedly apologise”.
“I’ll hear it so,” Judge O’Donnell remarked.
Stating that she had a lot going on that day’, Ms Blake said her son had been attacked by five people and she wanted to get him and take him to safety.
“That is not how I normally act, it is totally out of character and I want to sincerely apologise to Garda Deegan and the court. I am deeply sorry,” she said as she asked to court to consider the severity of the sentence imposed.
Judge O’Donnell said that her “conduct was appalling, unnecessary and unhealthy”.
Lifting the two-year driving disqualification, he increased the fines to €500 and asked that the apology from Ms Blake be communicated to Garda Deegan.
She was given six months to pay the fines.