A WOMAN who hit a Llandrindod man and damaged his car must pay compensation.
Louise Pamela Austin, 22, of Tremont Park, Llandrindod Wells, admitted assaulting Wayne Ashley Evans and causing £923-worth of criminal damage when she appeared before Llandrindod Magistrates Court on Thursday, June 28.
Stephen Davies, prosecuting, told the court that at around 7pm on Saturday, December 10 last year, the complainant Mr Evans was out socialising, drinking six pints and three to four shots.
At the Log Cabin pub he was dancing with a friend when he felt something hit his head. He turned around and saw the defendant holding a glass but it had not injured him, the court heard.
“The defendant said something to him and swore,” Mr Davies said. “She was removed from the premises. Later the complainant went to the Venue nightclub and the defendant was shouting at him.”
The next morning on December 11, Mr Evans opened his living room curtains and noticed a pane of glass had been cracked. He went out to look at his car and noticed it had been damaged and ladies’ eyeliner and coins were strewn across the path, the court heard.
At 2pm on January 15, the defendant voluntarily handed herself in at Brecon Police Station for interview. She told police she’d had three glasses of wine on December 10 but didn’t think she was drunk.
At the Log Cabin she’d been covered in someone else’s drink and thought the complainant had done it, so she went to punch him with her hand. The court heard that there had been tension between the pair for the previous nine weeks but Austin denied she intended to hit him with a glass.
Owain Jones, prosecuting, said any conviction was likely to end her employment of five years.
Magistrates sentenced her to a 12-month community order with supervision and an anger management programme. Austin must pay £923.10 compensation to Mr Evans.