A lady who injured two cops by hitting them together with her automobile at a McDonald’s drive-through earlier than main different officers on a high-speed pursuit by way of Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs has been sentenced to greater than 5 years in jail.
Employees on the Seaford quick meals outlet known as police when Courtney Pollard appeared drug affected and sat slumped on the steering wheel of her Ford Focus after inserting an order on December 29, 2020.
However when police arrived, Pollard jolted alert, refused to get out and rammed the divvy van in entrance of her. Then she reversed, pinning one officer towards a brick wall, earlier than accelerating ahead and working over a policewoman’s leg.
Pollard then drove from the outlet, and over the subsequent 50 minutes, the County Courtroom heard on Thursday, sped erratically by way of close by suburbs whereas pursued by police automobiles and tracked by their helicopter.
Through the pursuit Pollard repeatedly sped on the unsuitable aspect of the street, went by way of crimson lights, drove alongside nature strips, pressured different motorists to swerve out of the best way and was at one stage clocked at 170km/h.
Decide Gavan Meredith stated Pollard continued driving even after police used street spikes to blow out her entrance tyre in Springvale, and after she collided with a Holden Commodore in Clayton. She ultimately crashed right into a tree in Burwood, 37 kilometres from Seaford.
Along with her automobile motionless, Pollard bumped into a house and requested the occupant for a glass of water, Meredith stated. The occupant refused, so Pollard ran right into a neighbouring house the place she was tackled and arrested by three officers.
Pollard, 29, who has a protracted historical past of drug use and street offending, was on Thursday jailed for 5 years and 4 months after pleading responsible to 17 prices, together with reckless conduct endangering life, deliberately exposing emergency employees to danger by driving and recklessly inflicting severe damage to an emergency providers employee.