A DRUNK woman staggered onto a busy road in Clydebank forcing motorists to swerve to avoid hitting her.

Cassidy Barnes, 24, of the town’s Granville Street, committed the offence on August 27 last year, on Dumbarton Road, where she behaved in a threatening or abusive manner likely to cause a reasonable person to suffer fear and alarm.

She was shouting and swearing, walking into the path of oncoming cars and causing drivers to take evasive action.

She then repeatedly kicked two police officers on the body.

At the time she had been on bail from July 18, 2017, from Airdrie Sheriff Court.

Dumbarton Sheriff Court heard on Friday from fiscal depute Martina McGuigan, who said: “At 11am police received reports of an intoxicated female.

“When they stopped their vehicle she was shouting and swearing, staggering around and fell to the ground causing traffic to swerve.

“She began kicking out at officers.

“She was removed from the roadside and arrested. She continued to kick out at officers.”

Defence lawyer Gail Campbell said: “Alcohol is no excuse. Her mother was horrified when she heard about this.

“My client has little or no recollection of this whole event. She very much wants to get back into employment.”

Sheriff William Gallacher told Barnes: “I will defer sentence until August 1 for you to be of good behaviour and to comply with orders already in place.

“I think you have a level of immaturity and arrogance with the thoughts everyone else can go and hang themselves.

“At the age of 24 the last place you should be standing is in the dock at Dumbarton Sheriff Court.

“When you come back the report better tell me that you have been complying.

“If it doesn’t you will get six months in jail. I don’t tell people things that I won’t follow through on.”

Bail was continued.