A Dubbo driver who broke her back and was caught with cannabis in her bra, after the vehicle she was in control of ended up crashed on the wrong side of a road, has been disqualified from driving for three months.
Jessica O'Shannesy was travelling near Balladoran when the white Ford Falcon she was driving veered onto the wrong side of the road and collided with a guard rail on June 12.
According to a statement of agreed facts presented in court, the vehicle the 23-year-old woman was driving went down an embankment and crashed into the bottom of an old creek bed.
"I had a micro sleep... I injected two days ago, I haven't had anything today," O'Shannesy told police at the time.
Her passenger told paramedics a different story and claimed the pair had put needles full of methylamphetamine - also known as the drug ice - into their bodies before they departed Coonamble bound for Dubbo.
While O'Shannesy was at Dubbo Hospital with back and neck pain, medical professionals found cannabis stashed in her bra as they attempted to remove clothes and provide treatment.
O'Shannesy's injuries were so severe she had to be flown by helicopter to Westmead Hospital where she was treated for several broken vertebrae.
Police said tests later concluded O'Shannesy had ice in her system when the car crash occurred.
Less than three months after the drug driving incident, police caught O'Shannesy driving a defective Holden Astra around Dubbo. The vehicle had no front number plate and a broken rear tail light.
Police said O'Shannesy had removed a defective label from the vehicle and had an "abysmal traffic record".
According to police, O'Shannesy was also not meant to be driving a car with manual transmission because her licence only allowed her to drive vehicles with automatic transmission.
Last week O'Shannesy faced Dubbo Local Court and pleaded guilty to 10 offences which included drug driving, drug possession, not displaying p-plates and speeding in a school zone.
O'Shannesy's legal representative told the court his client was in debt and lived off Centrelink payments.
The defective car was no longer being driven, he told the court.
Magistrate Theresa Hamilton convicted O'Shannesy of all offences, fined her a total of $510 and disqualified her from driving for three months.
No penalties were imposed for the drug possession or defective vehicle offences.