Drunk mother-of-three on probation for drug charges ‘threatened a taxi driver with a knife before punching a hotel receptionist who wouldn’t let her into her room after an argument at a wedding’
- Woman threatened to stab taxi driver and punched hotel receptionist last month
- Sarah Ann Pershouse went an alcohol-fuelled rage after argument at a wedding
- Court heard the mother of three was on probation for drug charges at the time
- Pershouse sentenced to six months jail but will be eligible for parole in August
A woman who threatened to stab a taxi driver and assaulted a hotel receptionist in an alcohol-fuelled rage last month has been jailed.
Mother-of-three Sarah Ann Pershouse, 30, was already on probation for drug charges when she committed the series of offences in Central Queensland, Bundaberg Magistrates Court heard this week.
The trouble started earlier in the night of May 5, when Pershouse got involved in a heated argument while intoxicated at a wedding in Mackay.
Sarah Ann Pershouse (pictured) went on an alcohol-fuelled rage after getting drunk at a wedding in Mackay in May
The court heard she got into a taxi just before 8pm and asked the driver to take her to the four star Dolphin Heads Resort, News Mail reported.
After the driver asked for part of the $70 fare en route, Pershouse became aggressive and threatened to stab him with a knife if he didn’t take her to the hotel.
The driver pulled over, told her to get out and drove off without the $56.70 fare owed to him.
Pershouse arrived at Dolphin Heads Resort more than three hours later and asked the receptionist for access to her room, which was denied as there wasn’t a booking under her name.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Dean Burgess told the court Pershouse then punched the woman in the face twice and hit her in the throat with an open hand.
The mother-of-three was sentenced to six months jail but will be eligible for parole in August
The court also heard Pershouse’s three children lived with their father and that she hadn’t engaged in rehabilitation services and had completed just eight hours of a previous court ordered community service order.
‘She has an unfortunate history to say the least,’ Sgt Burgess said.
‘She was on parole from the Supreme Court and was on probation for drug offences. She was also on a suspended sentence from this court.’
‘She has a problem, there’s no doubt about it.’
Pershouse was sentenced to six months in jail and was fined $850.
She will be eligible for parole in August.
Pershouse punched a hotel receptionist at the four star Dolphin Heads Resort (inset) after she was refused access to her room as the booking wasn’t under her name