A Warrnambool woman punched a man she knew from school 10 to 15 times to the face after he spilled a drink on her at a pub, a court has been told.
Jade Thwaites, 33, of Curtin Court, pleaded guilty in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Monday to recklessly causing injury.
She was convicted and placed on a 12-month corrections order, with assessment, treatment and rehabilitation conditions for alcohol abuse.
Thwaites was also placed on a limited alcohol exclusion order which partially bans her from licensed premises in the Warrnambool central business district.
Police alleged the victim spilled his drink on Thwaites, who was standing below a flight of stairs at the Seanchai Irish Pub on December 22.
Thwaites then threw a drink over the man who left the venue and went to the Timor Street taxi rank, where there was a further confrontation.
Thwaites punched the man 10 to 15 times to the face while a number of men stood behind her.
The victim suffered two black eyes and a laceration to a lip.
Lawyer Xavier Farrelly said his client had previously used drugs before turning to alcohol and then getting her substance abuse issues under control.
He said she now had a secure job, was doing well and her prior offending was unrelated and historic.
Mr Farrelly said Thwaites conceded her behaviour had been inappropriate but she had now been on bail for eight months and had not got into any more trouble.
He said Thwaites had a drink spilled on her which led to the incident.
Magistrate Mark Stratmann said that from there the incident had rolled on like a snowball.
He said Thwaites had been intoxicated and had lost control of her judgement, but he accepted she was remorseful.
"I'm very concerned about the impact on the other person, but you have taken proactive steps," he said.
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