Unruly Hospital Patient Sentenced to 12 Months Probation

COUDERSPORT – Brenda L. Crain, 45, of Coudersport, was recently sentenced to 12 months of probation after pleading guilty in December to one count of Disorderly Conduct(M3).

Crain was arrested on June 14, 2010 after State Police and Sweden Township Police responded to Charles Cole Hospital’s emergency room for an unruly patient.

Upon arrival at the emergency room, police were informed that Crain, who was being treated for extreme alcohol intoxication, was yelling, using obscene language, being uncooperative, and disturbing other patients and medical staff.

The arresting officer, Trooper Curt McClain, stated that he and Sweden Twp. Chief of Police Bryan Phelps warned Crain “numerous times to keep her voice down and to cooperate with the hospital staff.” McClain said the woman again became loud and combative when ER nurses attempted to complete medical treatment. As a result, Crain was arrested and later turned over to her father.

In addition to 12 months of probation, Judge Stephen Minor ordered Crain to pay a fine of $200, perform 15 hours of community service, attend AA and/or NA meetings as directed, and take part in the Potter County DUI Victim Impact Panel Presentation.

The case was prosecuted by District Attorney Andy Watson. Crain was represented by Public Defender Brent Petrosky.


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