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Drunk punch lands woman in court

A YOUNG Lerwick woman who punched a bar maid while she was being thrown out of a hotel because of her drunken behaviour was ordered to carry out 70 hours voluntary work at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday.
 
Twenty year old Dana Lowe, of 99 St Olaf Street, admitted assaulting the woman at Lerwick’s Queen’s Hotel, on 10 February.
 
The court heard that Lowe had been drinking for most of the day, when the hotel staff asked her and her friends to leave at around 7pm.
 
Procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie said she was not happy about being escorted off the premises so she turned round and punched her victim, though there was no significant injury.
 
Defence agent Chris Dowle said his client apologised for her behaviour and only had a hazy memory of what happened, but at the time she had the impression that she had been pushed to the ground. “That’s what led to the blow being delivered,” Mr Dowle said.
 
Sheriff Graeme Napier said he would have fined Lowe £350, but as she is unemployed he placed her on a supervised attendance order to carry out 70 hours of work.

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