A WOMAN was arrested after her partner called police and told them she was drunk and abusive at 11am.

Blackburn magistrates heard Jaqueline Low was abusive towards the officers but she claimed that was only because they wouldn’t listen to her.

And the court was told Low put herself at risk of going to prison because the offence, although non-imprisonable, put her in breach of a suspended sentence order.

Low, 49, of Fielding Lane, Oswaldtwistle, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly.

She was fined £40 for being in breach of the suspended sentence order and made subject to a conditional discharge for 12 months for the new offence.

Alex Mann, prosecuting, said the defendant’s partner called the police asking for her to be removed from the property because she was drunk and abusive.

“She was arrested because she was abusive towards the officers and wouldn’t take their advice,” said Mrs Mann. She said Low had been convicted of driving with excess alcohol in 2017 and was made subject of a suspended sentence in May for failing to provide a specimen for analysis.

“This offence is not imprisonable but puts her in breach of that suspended sentence,” said Mrs Mann.

Low, who was not represented, said her partner had been drinking and had pushed her down the stairs. “

That was when I went to the fridge and drank some wine,” she said.

“The police officer wouldn’t listen to me."