Grantown barmaid was struck in face with bottle
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A barmaid was struck in the face with a bottle wielded by a drunk customer outside a Grantown bar earlier this year.
Inverness Sheriff Court heard that 36 year old Samantha Hay had been asked to leave the Claymore Bar twice on March 17 after consuming seven pints of cider.
But when words were exchanged between the pair outside the premises, Hay, of Cawdor Terrace, Nairn hit her on the face, causing swelling and a slight cut to her head.
Fiscal depute Victoria Silver told Sheriff Eilidh Macdonald: "The bar staff went back into the bar, locked the door and called the police. Then they looked outside and saw the accused getting into her car."
"Hay was traced to her car. Her keys were in her possession." Ms Silver added.
Hay previously admitted being drunk in charge of the vehicle with a reading of 74 mcgs of alcohol when the limit is 22mcgs.
She also pleaded guilty to the assault and had sentence deferred for a background report.
Sheriff Macdonald told Hay: "This was a very violent offence. I don't care how drunk you were."
Hay was ordered to carry out 126 hours of unpaid community work and placed under a year's social work supervision as an alternative to custody.
But she was warned if she did not comply fully with the order, she would be sent to jail.
The Sheriff also endorsed her driving licence with 10 penalty points and fined her £470 for the road traffic offence.