A woman who pleaded guilty to speeding away from police through Norwood before crashing into tree on Penquite Road at Newstead faces an anxious wait before she is delivered her sentence.
Twenty-seven-year-old Tyra May Brown, of Ravenswood, on Monday appeared in the Launceston Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to the slew of charges confronting her.
One charge of negligent driving was dismissed by the court.
Magistrate Sharon Cure said the evasion of police, which happened on July 20, was an "escalation" of her offending and would "probably attract a suspended sentence".
Brown was on bail at the time of the incident for a series of offences dating back to July last year, was not allowed to drive under those bail conditions, and also had disqualified licence dating back to November 2018.
Brown had previously directed an abusive slur at a police officer her came to her house to impound a car that was in her driveway.
The court heard Brown said to the officer, "you're just a c***, just a tough c*** in your fluoro. Take it off and let's go c***".
Brown's defence attorney told the court the car was Ms Brown's brother's. Ms Cure said the response was "not surprising" in the situation.
Ms Brown pleaded guilty to a host of charges related to driving wth a disqualified licence and driving with illicit drugs in her system, but it was the evade of police that most concerned Cure.
"The evade matter is clearly a serious matter," Cure said.
"She doesn't have a history of that sort of behaviour ... [and she has been] dealt with leniently in the past, relatively leniently."
Brown's attorney indicated to the court the defendant had a "desire to overcome" and wanted to "stop this sort of behaviour" and had been to visit a psychologist.
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Brown was asked whether she would consider the order and she conceded she was unsure but didn't "want to set herself up to fail".
"How do I weigh it up?" Ms Cure asked.
"It's very hard because, am I setting her up to fail [by putting her on an order]?
"[But] I need to get her off the road or she or someone else will get hurt. It's really important you stop driving. [You'd] never want to see jail, but you're making things very hard."
Brown was bailed to reappear for sentencing on November 17.
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