Stefanie Lorraine Keen had been drinking alcohol when she became verbally and physically obstructive to the paramedics she had called to treat her seven-year-old daughter. The girl needed stitches and a brain scan after she fell from her bike on August 6 in Cooroy. Police prosecutor Alison Johnstone said Keen was blocking paramedics and waving her arms from side to side while her daughter was being examined and refused treatment suggestions including a bandage and Panadol. Sergeant Johnstone said Keen wouldn’t allow her daughter to be taken to hospital unless she accompanied her in the ambulance. Five minutes into the journey the ambulance was forced to pull over and call for police assistance when the mother of three became aggressive towards the male paramedic. “(She) stood up inside the ambulance leant over the victim within 30cm of his face, threatened him by saying, ‘I’m going to hurt you’,” Sergeant Johnstone said. The court heard Keen had both of her fists clenched while threatening the paramedic who feared an attack. After a second outburst towards the paramedic Keen was told by police to get out of the ambulance. She told the paramedic to “f … off”.“(Keen) said, ‘You better not have called DOCS (Department of Child Services) on me, I love my kids’,” Sergeant Johnstone read from the facts. Keen pleaded guilty to one count of common assault in Noosa Magistrates Court on Tuesday. Solicitor Lachlan Cramb said the nursing home employee suffered from anxiety and depression which led to her becoming dependent on alcohol. Mr Cramb said Keen had no prior engagement with the Department of Child Services and only referenced them because of her level of intoxication. He said Keen was sober until the recent death of her cousin who she described as a “sister”. Mr Cramb said the 31-year-old had no history of violent or threatening behaviour and was deeply remorseful for her “irrational” actions. Mr Cramb said Keen was the primary income earner for her family and a conviction would impact her ability to work. The court heard Keen was seeing a psychologist and had reduced her work hours to focus on her mental health. Magistrate Haydn Stjernqvist said attacks on emergency service officers were all too common and described Keen’s behaviour as “deplorable”.“This is just another example in a long conga line of first responders turning up, providing their services only to be harassed and abused…,” Mr Stjernqvist said.Keen was fined $500. No conviction was recorded.