Moonshine blamed for rant

Dundee Sheriff Court
Dundee Sheriff Court

A woman who hurled abuse at doctors treating her for a horror head wound, blamed her rant on drinking “Polish moonshine” while at court today.

Audrey Macgregor was said to have downed homebrewed Eastern European liquor on the evening of December 22 last year.

The 47-year-old staggered into the street before falling and cracking her skull while on a night out in Dundee.

Paramedics rushed her to Dundee’s Ninewells Hospital where, heavily intoxicated, she launched a tirade at medical staff.

Macgregor, 47, of Montrose, directed a torrent of drunken abuse at doctors and nurses, repeatedly shouting and swearing at them, until they were forced to call the police.

She was taken to Divisional Headquarters in West Bell Street, where she assaulted a police constable, by kicking her on the body.

Macgregor admitted charges of assault and behaving in a threatening and abusive manner at Dundee Sheriff Court.

Defence solicitor “Drink was involved. She had been sampling Polish moonshine.

“She fell and cracked her head and was taken to hospital and it was there that the offence occurred.

“Frankly, she does not remember much of what happened.”

Sheriff Tom Hughes deferred sentence for the preparation of social work background reports and for Macgregor to be of good behaviour.

He told Macgregor: “Conduct like this is totally unacceptable.”