Pleaded guilty to acting in an aggressive manner
A trainee solicitor has been fined and reprimanded by a judge after she admitted to spitting at a bouncer during a drunken tirade.
Twenty-nine-year-old Scottish rookie Carly MacDonough was at a bar in Glasgow last July when door staff ejected one of her friends, Gavin Savage. Unhappy, the Evening Times reports that Savage called security staff “fat b******s” before “raging” MacDonough “spat towards one of them”.
The pair, who had earlier in the day attended a music festival in the city, attempted to book a cab home as bar staff called the police. They were arrested but were “initially too drunk to be charged”, according to the report.
Savage claimed he was having “banter” with a fellow customer before a disagreement broke out.
The duo, both from Cumbernauld, were each fined £350 after they admitted to acting in an aggressive manner — a fine reduced from £400 on account of their guilty pleas.
Solicitor advocate Simon Whyte, defending MacDonough, reportedly told Glasgow Sheriff Court:
“She [MacDonough] knows this is a threat to her career prospects. She is a trainee solicitor and has been part of the same firm in different capacities for the past 10 years.”
Criticising the pair’s behaviour, Sheriff Gerard Bonnar told them: “This kind of behaviour in the city centre gives an appalling impression of the city and both of you should be ashamed.”
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