BITER: Alicia Diana Gaudry, 18, leaves court yesterday.
BITER: Alicia Diana Gaudry, 18, leaves court yesterday. Stuart Cumming

Teen sorry for biting hospital security guard

A TEEN who bit a hospital security guard has avoided jail after facing court charged over two drunken incidents.

As she walked from Maroochydore Magistrates Court today Alicia Diana Gaudry said she was sorry for biting a Princess Alexandra Hospital security guard.

"I just want to apologise to him," she said.

"I was very intoxicated at the time."

The court heard security had been called to assist Gaudry after she was taken to hospital on July 26 last year.

She bit one of the guards on the upper-right forearm.

A victim impact statement detailed how the guard had been relieved to find out that he had not contracted any diseases from the bite.

Gaudry was also sentenced for obstructing police who were called after she was found passed out in the back of a bus at a Caloundra bus terminal on February 12.

Defence solicitor Belinda Robinson said her client had been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome and had fallen in with "the wrong crowd".

Ms Robinson said Gaudry had been so intoxicated she could not remember the biting incident.

"My client is extremely remorseful for her behaviour," she said.

She said Gaudry was working full-time at a deli.

Magistrate Dean Wilkinson said Gaudry would have to address her abuse of alcohol if she wanted to keep out of trouble in the future.

Mr Wilkinson noted Gaudry's psychological issues but said she could not keep relying on them to get herself out of trouble.

"It's not beyond you to help yourself as well," he said.

It was once unheard of to have security guards in hospital but they had become necessary due to behaviour like Gaudry's.

He sentenced her to four months in prison with immediate parole.

Gaudry was also ordered to pay $500 compensation and a $300 fine for obstructing police.



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