Drug treatment order for woman who threatened to set herself alight outside Wick police station
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A WICK woman who tried to set herself alight in the backyard of the local police station has been made subject to a drug treatment testing order.
Robyn Miller doused herself in fuel and flicked a cigarette lighter. However, the flame flickered only briefly, giving police officers vital seconds to overpower her and secure the lighter.
The drama occurred after the 25-year-old arrived at the police station on July 17 last year to see a friend in custody. Miller issued an ultimatum, threatening to set herself alight if she wasn’t admitted.
The court was told, previously, that Miller, of Glamis Road, Wick, admitted a charge of culpable and reckless conduct by putting police officers and herself in danger. She also pleaded guilty to additional charges of threatening or abusive behaviour and breaching a curfew, on September 28.
When Miller’s case was called for sentence at Wick Sheriff Court on Wednesday, Sheriff Andrew Berry was advised that she had been assessed as being suitable for a drug testing treatment order. It will run for 18 months.
The accused’s progress will be reviewed on February 10.