A Cardigan woman woke up in hospital after being arrested by police who found her swearing in the street, a court has heard.

Rebecca David, aged 23, of 16B Golwg y Castell, appeared before Aberystwyth magistrates on Wednesday.

She pleaded guilty to using threatening/abusive words or behaviour, or disorderly behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress on April 7.

Lesley Harborne, prosecuting, told the court police were called to Napier Street, Cardigan, at 9.30pm, following reports of a drunken female swearing excessively at a man.

David, who was already subject to a 12 month conditional discharge for shop lifting, continued to swear at officers who arrived at the scene and was arrested after failing to comply with them.

Alan Lewis, defending, said his client apologised for the foul and abusive language she had used.

He said: “She could not remember anything about that evening. She had been to the doctor and had some bad news. She went out and got drunk as a result, the rest is a blur.

“She is genuinely sorry and accepts her behaviour was unacceptable.”

Mr Lewis added that his client had woken up in hospital after the incident.

Following a report from the probation service, magistrates sentenced David to a six month community order with supervision to address her alcohol issues.

She was also ordered to pay a £25 contribution towards costs and a £60 victim surcharge.