Finland National Accused Of Expletive-Filled Rant Against Cops Fined

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A national of Finland accused of an expletive-filled rant at police when they approached her for not wearing a mask, has been fined by a court here.

Police identified the woman as Johanna Koivulchto, 30.

A law enforcement official told St Lucia Times that the court fined her $600 which she must pay by February 5.

Police had charged Koivulchto with the offences of Swearing or Using Abusive or Indecent Language in a Public Place.

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They also charged her with failing to Wear a Mask or Suitable Covering Over the Nose or Mouth in Public as required under current COVID-19 regulations.

The Finland national pleaded guilty to the charges, according to police.

The law enforcement officials reported that about 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at Pigeon Island, Gros Islet, COVID Wardens approached Koivulchto.

They had observed that she was not adhering to the mask wearing requirement in a public place.

The officers said they cautioned her but she refused to adhere to the requirement, proceeding to hurl expletives at them.

As a result, the officers arrested and charged her.

The woman is still in custody pending a probe into another matter which the police did not disclose.

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