By Delon Shurtz on December 16, 2020.
A woman sentenced earlier this month to 45 days in jail for breaking into motor vehicles will serve another 30 days for spitting in the face of a security officer.
Peggy Ann Holy Singer was sentenced Tuesday in Lethbridge provincial court after she pleaded guilty to one count each of assault and drug possession.
Court was told Holy Singer, 27, was chasing a woman toward the former supervised consumption site last August when she was stopped by security officers just outside the building. Officers got between Holy Singer and the other woman, but when the doors to the building were unlocked and the woman ran inside, Holy Singer chased after her.
She was restrained by officers, but managed to grab the woman’s sweater and began tugging at it. She then became angry at one of the security officers as he tried to separate the two women and spit in his face.
Crown Prosecutor Bruce Ainscough said the officer was wearing a mask, but it slid down during the struggle and the spit went into his mouth.
Police arrived and arrested Holy Singer, who said she had hepatitis C. She and the security officer were taken to the hospital where Holy Singer had blood tests and the officer was treated. During her arrest, police found her in possession of a small amount of fentanyl.
Holy Singer was sentenced to three days in custody for drug possession, which will run concurrently with the 30-day sentence for assault. Both sentences will run consecutively with the remainder of the 45-day sentence she received Dec. 8.
Holy Singer returns to court next Tuesday to address several other charges.
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