A DRUNK man threw a punch at a paramedic after he asked him to hand over tablets in the living room of his home in Tain.
Sheriff David Sutherland heard at Tain Sheriff Court on Tuesday an ambulance crew and police were called after concerns were raised about a person at the property having consumed alcohol.
Depute fiscal Stewart Maciver said Stanley Williamson was in the living room of his Mansfield estate home somewhat confused and when he was asked to hand over tablets he was holding in his hand he threw a punch at a paramedic.
"By the time police arrived he was outside of the house and said to be in a highly intoxicated state," the fiscal added.
Williamson (48) admitted on November 23 last year assaulting, obstructing or hindering the paramedic by attempting to strike him with his fist.
Alison Foggo, solicitor, said Williamson lived alone and suffered from a number of health problems but enjoyed the support of his ex-wife and extended family.
She said he was not fit for community work and alcohol had been a problem in his past but he was now abstaining from alcohol.
The solicitor added that he had no recollection of the incident.
Sheriff David Sutherland placed Williamson on a year-long supervision order with a condition that he receives alcohol treatment and abstains from alcohol.More court in this week's Ross-shire Journal.