‘Not a good look’ for Australind woman in Bunbury court

An Australind woman at the centre of a bitter custody dispute faced Bunbury Magistrates Court on Thursday.
An Australind woman at the centre of a bitter custody dispute faced Bunbury Magistrates Court on Thursday.

An Australind woman at the centre of a bitter custody dispute faced Bunbury Magistrates Court on Thursday.

The woman, who cannot be named in order to protect the identity of her child, pleaded guilty to two counts of threatening to injure, endanger or harm, no authority to drive, wilfully mislead police and excess .08.

The charges related to offences committed on February 15 in Bunbury and Dalyellup.

The court heard the woman threatened to bash and kill her former partner, and said she was going to “f***ing drop him” while in the presence of police.

On the same day the woman was caught driving without a licence at more than two times the legal limit.

A Community Justice Services representative told the court the woman had not been coping with an ongoing dispute involving her former partner, and had been seeking counselling.

Magistrate Brian Mahon warned the woman her offending behaviour was “not a good look”, and urged her to comply with the six-month community order he placed her on.

As part of the supervised order the woman must engage in program requirements.

She was also fined $1950 and ordered to pay court costs of $98.50.

Already without a licence, she was disqualified from driving for a further nine months.