Series of drunken altercations put 30-year-old mum on probation
A 30-YEAR-OLD woman has been placed on probation to get help with her drinking problem after she pleaded guilty to three separate alcohol induced incidents.
Kirsty Leigh Williams had arrived at the home a woman known to her in Toowoomba about 2.55pm, November 6, attempting to kick in the front door and demanding the return of a mobile phone.
The woman inside the home later told police she had been in fear that if the 30-year-old had gained access she would have been assaulted, Toowoomba Magistrates Court heard.
Police prosecutor Rohan Brewster-Webb told the court the victim told police she had been assaulted by Williams three days prior and she had a black eye from that encounter.
Two weeks later, Williams had turned up at another woman’s home and started punching and kicking her, causing an altercation and the pair had wrestled to the point the victim escaped and ran to a neighbour’s home.
Williams had then appeared with a money box and dog lead and collar taken from the home which she returned when police arrived and arrested her.
At the watch house, she returned a breath/alcohol reading of 0.178, Mr Brewster-Webb said.
Then on December 30, police had been called to the report of a car crash on Greenwattle St, Cranley, about 9.20pm to find a distressed, drunk and argumentative Williams in the middle of the street.
She told police she had tried to move the crashed car by reversing it and then driving forward but it had not budged, Mr Brewster-Webb said.
Checks found she was unlicensed and a roadside breath test returned a breath/alcohol reading of 0.154, he said.
She pleaded guilty to all charges.
Her solicitor Joe Millican said his client had been through rough tie over the past 12 months having lost her children to a former partner which had driven her to drink.
She had been very drunk on each occasions, he said.
However, his client was not medicated for depression, had reduced her alcohol intake and was engaging with probation officers, he said.
Acting Magistrate Lisa O’Neill placed Williams on 15 months probation and disqualified her from holding or obtaining a driver’s licence for six months.
Originally published as Series of drunken altercations put 30-year-old mum on probation