A young mum has been fined after she drunkenly assaulted a taxi driver after a night out.
Jenna Taylor appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday and admitted carrying out the unprovoked attack on November 24 last year.
The court heard the 24-year-old had been drinking and began walking along the city’s Great Northern Road when she spotted a taxi parked outside a flat and decided to get in the back.
Fiscal depute Karen Dow told the court Taylor was with someone else, and that an argument broke out about how to pay the taxi fare.
She said taxi driver Alan Anderson got out the car in an attempt to calm the situation, but at that point, Taylor punched him on the head.
Ms Dow said Taylor, of Flat F, 23 Logie Avenue, Aberdeen then ran off in the direction of her home.
Mr Anderson contacted the police and Taylor was arrested soon after, and later admitted the assault.
Representing Taylor, solicitor Ian McGregor said his client had never been in trouble before and that she was embarrassed to find herself in the dock.
He said that the evening of the offence Taylor had a lot more to drink than she normally would have and said that her memory of the incident was not clear.
Sheriff Annella Cowan fined her £300.