Berkeley woman accused of assaulting, intimidating police after midnight street dance

A Berkeley woman who stopped her car on the Princes Highway late Saturday night and began dancing in the middle of the roadway to loud music has been remanded in custody over fears for her mental health.

The woman fronted Wollongong Bail Court on Sunday accused of assaulting and intimidating police who tried to help her, including telling one officer she would “run her down” the next time she saw her in the street.

Defence lawyer Angela Melouney said based on the woman’s odd behaviour that night and her concerning presentation in the police cells on Sunday morning, she believed the woman would benefit from a mental health assessment.

Registrar Peter Ritchie agreed and adjourned the matter to Monday morning so the woman could be seen by the court’s mental health nurse.