A woman who threw a beer glass and a garbage bin at a hotel staff member before assaulting police has been placed on suspended jail sentences.
Roseann Bereshezckiy, 29, pleaded guilty to assault, malicious damage and two counts of assaulting police.
Bereshezckiy was at the Carrington Hotel on the night of September 16 when she started swearing and yelling after an incident with another patron.
She was asked to leave and walked to the rear of the hotel where she threw a beer glass through a window, smashing it.
A staff member followed Bereshezckiy out into Byng Street, where she started abusing him and threw a beer glass at him, forcing him to jump out of the way.
Bereshezckiy then picked up a garbage bin on the street and hurled it towards the victim, who again had to move to avoid being hit.
The victim ran to the police station to alert officers, who found Bereshezckiy near the Court House.
Bereshezckiy kicked out at police as they tried to get her into a truck, striking two officers in the arms and torso.
Solicitor Agapitos Arfaras said his client admitted to needing help.
“She clearly has a problem with alcohol.
“Her instructions to me are that she welcomes the support she might get from the probation and parole office,” he said.
Mr Arfaras said the incident started when another patron grabbed Bereshezckiy inappropriately and she wanted the pub to refund her money for drinks she had just ordered.
Magistrate Terry Lucas said there was no excuse for her behaviour.
“It’s not the first time you’ve come before the court for assaulting police,” he said.
“You’re really at the point where the court just does not have any option apart from full time jail.”
“Police are not punching bags.
“Police should not have to put up with every time someone in our society has a few drinks and decides they want a bit of sport”.
Bereshezckiy was also fined $1200.