A SELKIRK woman who had been out celebrating her 19th birthday was involved in a drunken bust-up with the police the town's sheriff court has been told.

Alisha Brown, of Bannerfield Drive, pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner on the B7079 road near Selkirk and in a police vehicle travelling to Hawick Police Station.

She admitted shouting, screaming and swearing and repeatedly striking the interior of a police vehicle.

Procurator fiscal Graham Fraser said the incident started at around 9pm on September 8 when Brown was spotted in Ettrick Road, Selkirk, 'heavily intoxicated' and being followed by a man who was trying to calm her down.

He continued; "She was making a lot of noise and a member of the public phoned the police at this stage because of the shouting and swearing.

"The male told police she had been consuming alcohol and the officers tried to get her to calm down but she would not and was taken into custody.

"This behaviour continued all the way to the police station."

Defence lawyer Ross Dow said his client had been drinking on her birthday.

He said: "She was struggling emotionally and sought consolment in alcohol."

Brown was fined £150.