A YOUNG woman taken to hospital for being excessively drunk then abused NHS staff before demanding police officers give her a lift home.

Katelyn Stead, 19, was on a night out in Chester on June 22 this year when she was transported to the Countess of Chester Hospital.

In the early hours of the following morning police were called to the scene following reports she was being abusive to staff, who had decided she could be discharged.

When they arrived they heard Stead outside the building calling staff “rats and d**k heads”.

Prosecuting at Chester Magistrates Court on Friday (July 12), Rob Youds said she then demanded the officers take her to her home on Ship Street in Frodsham.

“The officers said that would not happen and she then started screaming insults,” Mr Youds said.

“The officers tried to leave the area but the defendant had to be prevented from opening the door of the police car on three occasions.”

The court heard she had received a conditional caution in February this year for another assault on an emergency worker.

Defending herself and asked if she would like to say anything, Stead said: “I’m really sorry. I don’t remember much. I’d had a lot of vodka.”

Chair of magistrates Paul Storrar said: “The bench is really disgusted with your behaviour. It is totally unacceptable.”

Stead was fined £120 and must also pay court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £30.

As she left court, Mr Storrar warned her: “Do not do this sort of thing again.”

“I won’t,” she replied.