A WOMAN who assaulted two police officers after cops in Dumbarton told her they suspected she’d been drink driving has been disqualified.

Chloe Cairns was stopped by police at St James Retail Park on November 28 last year.

The town’s sheriff court heard last week that when the officers approached Cairns they could smell alcohol on her.

They also noticed she was unsteady on her feet and slurring her words, but when asked to complete a roadside breath test she refused.

Fiscal depute Daisy Bentley said that she was then arrested and lead to the police car but in doing so she kicked a police officer on the body.

The 27-year-old then began screaming continuously and kicking out towards other police officers as the handcuffs were re-applied.

Due to her aggressive actions, police put leg restraints on her in which she continued to go limp. Then on arrival to Clydebank police station she kicked another police officer to his leg.

She was then asked to carry out another breath test, but once again she refused.

Cairns appeared at court for sentencing on July 26, having previously admitted charges of police assault, obstructing police and refusing to provide a breath sample.

She had also pleaded guilty to repeatedly shouting and uttering offensive and derogatory remarks, though the nature of the remarks was not disclosed in public at the hearing.

Sentence had been deferred to allow social workers time to prepare a background report.

Cairns’ defence solicitor told Sheriff John Hamilton: “This is completely out of character. She has no record and has never been before the courts before.

“She is severely regretful of her actions and that is highlighted in the [social work] report. She is embarrassed of that fact that she is here today.

“There were some circumstances that Miss Cairns went through at the time and which had caused her a great deal of stress. She completely regrets the severity of her actions.

“She has been struggling with her emotional and mental health. She has taken this onboard, and has abstained from alcohol due to the circumstances of the situation.

“She has been seeking a lot of help. She is perfectly able to complete any unpaid work imposed.”

The sheriff placed Cairns, of Tallant Terrace, Drumchapel, on a community payback order with 12 months of social work supervision and, as a punishment, ordered her to completed 110 hours of unpaid work.