Woman narrowly avoids jail after using heel as weapon

A 21-YEAR-OLD Gladstone woman has narrowly avoided serving time behind bars after she was sentenced in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Monday.

Ashley Jennifer Anderson pleaded guilty to one count of affray and one count of possessing dangerous drugs after the court heard of an incident on November 22 last year.

Anderson split a man's lip open when she used her high heel as a weapon during a fight at the Reef Hotel.

The fight broke out just after midnight, when Anderson had stumbled back into a table after downing a shot.

The court heard that during the fight Anderson picked up a glass bottle and began swinging at a man before losing control of the bottle and sending it flying across the room, narrowly missing other patrons.

Upon being ejected, Anderson removed her high heel and struck the man in the face outside the hotel, which left him requiring transport to Gladstone Hospital for stitches to a cut on his lip.

Police went to speak to Anderson on December 5 when they found 0.4g of what she called "gas" (methylamphetamine) on her.

Anderson was banned from three licensed venues within the CBD for 12 months, convicted and fined $500 for the drug-possession charge and convicted and sentenced to two months' imprisonment for the affray charge, wholly suspended for 12 months.



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