Jagerbombs and pills led to woman spitting at PC
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.”