A drunken woman was told she came close to going to jail for kicking her boyfriend and then stamping on his head.
Derby Crown Court heard how the attack was seen by passers-by and jobless Jessica Bond also threw a punch at a woman who tried to intervene on Racecourse Road, Chesterfield.
Details were given in court, on Friday, where Bond’s former partner said in a statement: “She becomes a nightmare when she has had a drink.”
A nine-month prison term, suspended for a year, was imposed on Bond, 22, of Green Farm Close, Chesterfield, after she admitted assault causing actual bodily harm and common assault following the incident on August 20.
Judge John Pini QC told her: “You must understand in normal circumstances, kicking someone to the head while they are on the ground with a shod foot is regarded (in the same way) as using a weapon and immediate custody is the result.
“Intoxication is no excuse.”
Bond and her partner had each downed nine pints of lager and two Sambuca shots, according to the court.
Tony Stanford, prosecuting, said: “Witnesses heard screaming and shouting and saw the kicking and punching of someone lying on the floor. He was being kicked to his body and head and his head was being stamped on.
“He could not remember leaving the pub but remembers waking up in hospital with nurses around him.”
John Wilford, mitigating, said after Bond’s mother died she formed a relationship with a group whose lives revolve around alcohol which culminated in this incident. He added that Bond is no longer with the complainant and has shown remorse. Bond will do sessions to curb violence and will get help to find work as part of her sentence.