Jager­bombs and pills led to woman spit­ting at PC

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A drunken Perthshire woman lost the plot af­ter mix­ing al­co­hol with her med­i­ca­tion.

Thirty-year-old Danielle Irv­ing was spot­ted by neigh­bours out­side a house in Aber­feldy shortly be­fore 9pm - and “looked as if she was un­der the in­flu­ence of al­co­hol.”

And when she mut­tered some­thing to boyfriend Ryan David­son, he warned her not to come into the house.

She be­gan shout­ing and swear­ing and re­peat­edly at­tempted to punch him.

And when he went in­side, she picked up a child’s bi­cy­cle and hurled it at one of the win­dows. That prompted him to go out­side, re­strain her on the ground and call the po­lice.

Af­ter she was taken to Perth po­lice head­quar­ters, how­ever, she then spat at a fe­male con­sta­ble.

“The spit­tle landed on her hair, arms and cloth­ing,”ex­plained de­pute fis­cal CarolWhyte.

Irv­ing’s be­hav­iour, branded “dis­gust­ing”by Sher­iff Lind­say Foulis, earned her a Com­mu­nity Pay­back Or­der when she ap­peared for sen­tence at Perth Sher­iff Court.

She will have to per­form 140 hours of un­paid work within the next nine months as an al­ter­na­tive to prison. She will also be su­per­vised by a so­cial worker for the same length of time.

And he warned her:“If you can’t do un­paid work, tough - you will lose your lib­erty.”

He added:“If you are some­one who has health is­sues for which you re­ceive med­i­ca­tion, you forego Jager­bombs.

“If you are on med­i­ca­tion and it doesn’t go well with al­co­hol, you don’t drink dead easy.”

Irv­ing, of Ault­beag Road, Grand­tully, ad­mit­ted caus­ing a com­mo­tion out­side the house in Dun­tay­lor Av­enue, Aber­feldy, on July 29 this year and re­peat­edly at­tempt­ing to punch her part­ner.

She then spat at PC Lynn Fin­lay at the Bar­rack Street po­lice HQ in Perth.

Ms Whyte said the pair had been in a re­la­tion­ship for around seven years.

When she was told to stay out­side the home they shared in Aber­feldy, she be­gan shout­ing and swear­ing and picked up the child’s bike. For­tu­nately no dam­age was done to the win­dow.

When she was even­tu­ally cau­tioned and charged at 2am the fol­low­ing morn­ing she said sorry, the court was told.

So­lic­i­tor Paul Ralph said the ac­cused re­alised her be­hav­iour was un­ac­cept­able and had apol­o­gised. “I’m hop­ing it’s a les­son well learned.” Im­pos­ing the Com­mu­nity Pay­back Or­der, Sher­iff Foulis said:“I’m not hav­ing a fe­male po­lice of­fi­cer be­ing spat at be­cause [some­one] loses it through a com­bi­na­tion of al­co­hol and med­i­ca­tion.”

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