Spitting brings two-year prison term
URBANA — A Champaign woman who admitted spitting on a nurse at a local hospital was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison.
Nadine Godden, 50, whose last known address was in the 1200 block of Parkland Court, pleaded guilty in Champaign County Circuit Court to aggravated battery.
She admitted that on Jan. 8, while a patient at Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana, she spit in the face of a nurse there.
A second count of aggravated battery alleging she bit a security guard's arm and spit on him was dismissed in return for her plea, which was accepted by Judge Tom Difanis.
Assistant State's Attorney Stephanie Weber said Godden had been brought into the hospital extremely intoxicated and, after using the restroom, refused to return to her room. The spitting happened as the employees were trying to restrain her.
Weber said Godden has several prior convictions, including seven for prostitution, and others for possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and obstructing justice.