A hospital care worker faces losing her job after she admitted biting a police officer.
Claire McCallum, 36, of Baldovie Terrace, admitted two charges of police assault at Dundee Sheriff Court.
The court was told neighbours had called police after hearing a loud argument at McCallum’s home in the Douglas area of the city around 11.50pm on June 24.
Fiscal depute Lynne Mannion said officers arrived and found the Ninewells worker in the kitchen “heavily under the influence of drink or drugs”.
She added: “The officer in relation to charge one stayed with her while the other officers conducted a search of the premises.
“The accused was being unco-operative and began to punch her own forehead.
“The PC took hold of her arm and the accused reacted angrily, lunged towards the officer and grabbed her around the throat. The others intervened and during a struggle the accused bit another officer on his forearm.
“She was eventually restrained and taken into custody.”
Ms Mannion told the court the mother-of-three would lose her job with NHS Tayside as a healthcare assistant and would no longer be able to take a place on an access to nursing course.
McCallum’s lawyer said she had “little recollection” of events and was “extremely apologetic”.
McCallum admitted that she assaulted PC Fiona Hall by seizing her throat and assaulted PC Fraser Campbell by biting him at her home on June 24.
Sheriff John Rafferty told her: “Police officers came to your house to carry out their duty and you assaulted them.
“This can carry a jail sentence but there was no lasting injury in this case and I take into account your plea at the earliest date.
“You will lose your employment and no longer be able to access a nursing course you had applied for. I understand this is punishment of a sort for you.
“Had this proceeded further then reports would have been sought and a custodial sentence may have been considered.”
McCallum was ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work in three months.
A spokesman for NHS Tayside said: “We are unable to comment on matters relating to individual members of staff.”