St Kilda woman jailed for punching Albury policeman

A MELBOURNE woman described as having a long criminal history for violence, especially against police, has been jailed for 13 months.

Kylie Robyn Wigg appeared in custody in Albury Local Court for sentence on charges of assault, possessing a prohibited drug, resisting arrest and assaulting police causing actual bodily harm.

Magistrate Tony Murray imposed a non-parole period of five months expiring on December 5.

Wigg, 37, of St Kilda, decided to travel by train to Benalla to see her sister, but went to sleep and finished up in Albury.

She was standing at a Lavington intersection about 9.30am on July 5.

Police attended after numerous complaints from motorists about her wandering on the road in the path of traffic.

Officers checked her identification and it was discovered she had an outstanding warrant in NSW for assaulting police.

She was advised she would be searched and began throwing items from her pockets on the roadway which included three plastic bags with cannabis.

Wigg punched an officer several times in quick succession for no reason.

A burst of capsicum spray failed to subdue her and she was tackled to the ground.

She tried to punch an ambulance officer, but he was able to step back.