A woman earned a trip to court after hurling drunken abuse at a police officer in a South Tyneside Metro station.
A police officer was called to Jarrow Metro station over reports that a woman had been seen on CCTV on the rail tracks.
When the officer arrived, he saw Danielle Davison – who matched the description given – on the station bridge.
When he asked the 28-year-old if she had been on the tracks, she swore at the officer and said she wanted a cigarette.
The police officer noted she was drunk and arrested her.
Davison, of Somerset Road, Hebburn, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in a public place when she appeared before South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
The court heard she had not been in trouble with the law for 15 years.
Maimuna Bappa, prosecuting, said: “On June 6, an officer on duty was called to Jarrow Metro station following reports of a woman on the railway tracks.
“The officer saw Davison, who had orange shoes on like the description given to him, and asked her if she had been on the tracks and she swore at him and asked him to get her a light as she wanted a tab.
“She continued to swear and was arrested.”
Geoffrey Forrester, defending, said: “She was dealing with a distressing family matter at the time.
“She was drunk and was abusive towards the police officer.
“She has been out of trouble for 15 years.”
Davison was given a conditional discharge and must pay a £150 criminal court charge, as well as prosecution costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £15.