Bo’ness woman avoids jail after drunken behaviour

A woman whose drunken behaviour led to her own mum falling down the stairs and breaking her arm has escaped a prison sentence.

Adele Kirkton Vaughan (32), 15 Redbrae Avenue, Bo’ness, appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday after her behaviour at an address in Station Road, Whitecross on February 2, 2019 landed her in trouble.

She had pled guilty to assaulting her uncle by repeatedly struggling with him, lashing out at him with her legs and arms, seizing him by the clothing and repeatedly biting him on the hand.

She also admitted assaulting her mother by repeatedly punching her, pulling her by the hair and tripping her, causing her to fall down a flight of stairs to her severe injury and impairment.

She also admitted acting in a racially aggravated manner towards a police officer by repeatedly shouting racist remarks in Avontoun Crescent, Whitecross.

The court heard the first time offender had been invited with others to her uncle’s house for a drink. During the evening she had become “highly intoxicated” and had began recounting an incident that happened earlier, before becoming aggressive.

Kirkton Vaughan bit her uncle twice when he tried to intervene before other family members tried to escort her from the house.

When her mum intervened she began hitting her, pulling her hair and tripped her, causing her to fall down the stairs breaking her arm.

When police traced her to her brother’s house she shouted and swore, making racist remarks.

Kirkton Vaughan’s solicitor said his client had “drunk to excess” and her alcohol consumption had “clouded her memory”. He said she’s “embarrassed by her behaviour.”

Sheriff Derek Livingston said: “I’m not going to impose custody but you have come very close to it despite your previous good record.”

She was ordered to complete 240 hours of unpaid work within one year and placed under supervision for 18 months. A review will take place on April 12.