A DRUNK woman who was found unconscious on a street later hit out at doctors: “Don’t take my blood you vampires.”
Nadine Matthews, 20, was discovered unconscious in Lyon Street on Wednesday and witnesses called an ambulance.
Fiscal depute Stuart Duncan told Dundee Sheriff Court paramedics arrived at 4.45pm to tend to Matthews.
He said: “She smelled strongly of alcohol and was taken into the ambulance to be checked over.
“She was compliant to begin with but when she was told she was being taken to Ninewells and she would have to make her own way home from there, she became aggressive and attempted to leave the ambulance with equipment and tubes attached to her.”
Matthews, of Transform, Soapwork Lane, shouted and swore at paramedics.
Police arrived shortly after. The fiscal continued: “As she was heavily under the influence and not with anyone else she was arrested for being drunk and incapable.
“The accused was taken to Ninewells Hospital and during the journey she said to two police officers, ‘I could easily punch both of you’.
“At hospital she continued to behave aggressively and told medical staff, ‘don’t take my blood you vampires’.”
After receiving treatment Matthews was detained by police and cautioned and charged, to which she replied: “I didn’t want to go to hospital.”
Solicitor David Duncan said Matthews had an unstable upbringing and had a history of substance misuse.
He said: “She had abstained from alcohol for a period of time but what she had done here, and what she has to take responsibility for, is that she had taken alcohol for the first time in a long time.
“She doesn’t remember the offence and I would ask your Lordship to consider deferring sentencing for reports to give her the opportunity to prove herself.”
Matthews admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner at Lyon Street and Ninewells Hospital on Wednesday.
Sheriff Collins deferred sentence until November 22 for reports and bailed Matthews. But he told her she could be jailed, warning: “You should be under no illusion that deferring sentencing means you will not be sent back to custody – this is a very serious offence.”