A five-times-the-limit Angus motorist who had to be handcuffed after trying to butt a policeman in the aftermath of a late-night bump has had her car taken away by the courts.
Vivien Ogilvy was also banned from the road for four years and must carry out 120 hours of unpaid work after the incident last November, which Forfar Sheriff Court heard was the 36-year-old’s second drink-drive conviction.
Ogilvy, of Brechin Road, Kirriemuir, appeared before Sheriff Alison McKay for sentence having previously admitted driving with excess alcohol in the town’s Marywell Brae on November 25 last year with a breath alcohol reading of 108 microgrammes against the legal limit of 22.
She also admitted assaulting a police officer by repeatedly lashing out with her legs and attempting to butt him.
Depute fiscal Stewart Duncan said the incident arose after two vehicles appeared to collide and a witness got out of his car to check the welfare of the drivers.
Ogilvy then alighted from her vehicle and said she had got a shock and a fright before walking away, the court heard.
“Police were contacted and the accused was traced, with officers forming the opinion that she was under the influence,” added the fiscal.
“As police were speaking to her she became aggressive.
“She was handcuffed because of her behaviour and became increasingly more violent, attempting to headbutt one officer.”
Defence solicitor Grant Bruce said: “Miss Ogilvy fully accepts the seriousness of these offences.
“She has done what she can since then to try to redress the situation. Things have stabilised and she feels ready to carry out unpaid work and get back into the work environment.
“There is no opposition to the forfeiture of the vehicle,” added Mr Bruce.
Sheriff McKay said that despite a positive criminal justice report and the good progress Ogilvy is making, admonition was not an option in the case.
“You have an analogous conviction when you were previously disqualified for three years,” added the sheriff.