Drunk spat in officer’s face

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A drunken woman spat in the face of a police officer who was trying to arrest her.

Kayleigh Inglis (25) was acting up at a premises because she had too much to drink and police had to be called in to handle the situation.

Appearing at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday Inglis admitted behaving in a threatening manner and the assault she committed at an address in Arnothill Gardens, Falkirk, on March 4.

Stephen Biggam, defence solicitor, said: “She understands alcohol is a difficulty for her. When she gets herself in this particular state she is not able to control herself.

“She has now moved back in with her mother who seems to be a calming influence on her.”

The court heard Inglis had committed a number of similar offences like this in the past.

Sheriff Craig Caldwell said the offence of spitting is one the courts take very seriously, especially when it is aimed at officers of the law.

He told Inglis: “The was entirely unattractive and unacceptable behaviour. Spitting on anyone in the course of an altercation is always viewed seriously by these courts.

“When it is against a police officer carrying out his duty it is even more so. You have come very close to custody.”

Inglis, 4 Callendar Park Terrace, Falkirk, was fined a total of £600 and ordered to pay it back at a rate of £100 per month.

Sheriff Caldwell said the fine was a punishment which would also cut down the amount of money Inglis had to spend on alcohol.