Not-so-ladylike behaviour

Not-so-ladylike behaviour

09 July 2013 By Reporter

A judge in the US has come up with the adult equivalent of a schoolteacher making you write lines because you misbehaved in class...

North Carolina Chief District Court Judge Brenda Branch has instructed a woman who pleaded guilty to charges of resisting a public officer and being intoxicated and disruptive to write a two-page paper on How a Lady Should Behave in Public, the Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald reported.

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The newspaper reported that 21-year-old Toni Marie King of Warrenton was arrested in February after, according to the arresting officer, she stole some beer and appeared to be intoxicated at a convenience store in the city.

According to a magistrate’s order filed about the incident, King also rudely insulted others by using profanity, and allegedly kicked the arresting officer and refused to get into the police car.

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King pleaded guilty to charges of resisting a public officer and being intoxicated and disruptive in exchange for the dismissal of charges of assaulting a government official, larceny and possession of stolen goods, the Daily Herald reported.

As well as having to pen an essay on how to be a lady, King was also sentenced to 45 days in jail, suspended in favour of 12 months supervised probation, along with a substance abuse and alcohol assessment.

King was also ordered to pay a fine and court costs, and can’t possess or consume alcohol during her probation.

Folklaw thinks that this essay on being a ‘lady’ could definitely be interesting...

Not-so-ladylike behaviour
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