Mum of three 'double dips'

A COCAINE-addled mum who flipped her car on to its roof with her three children on board while on a provisional licence was arrested 10 months later for drink-driving, despite attending a Traffic Offenders Program.

Jasmine Estella Evans, 28, from Blue Knob, pleaded guilty in Lismore Local Court this week to driving under the influence of cocaine and benzoylecgoine near Nimbin on November 21, 2008.

Evans also pleaded guilty to mid-range drink-driving (0.100) on September 26 in Cullen Street, Nimbin.

Police were called to an accident scene last November three kilometres south of Nimbin, in which Evans' red Subaru overturned on to its roof.

Witnesses told police that before the crash the driver was 'driving all over the road attempting to pass numerous vehicles'.

A laboratory analysis of her blood sample revealed the presence of the drugs in her system at the time of the crash.

Evans received minor lacerations and, along with her children, was taken to Lismore Base Hospital for observation.

Magistrate Michael Dakin fined Evans $600 on that offence and disqualified her from driving for 12 months - until September 26, 2010.

He also fined her $800 for the drink-driving offence and disqualified her from driving for an additional six months - from September 27, 2010 until March 26, 2011.

Stopped last month at 11.40pm in her black Subaru Impreza, Evans told police officers manning an RBT she had three stubbies of beer along with 'chips and dips' prior to the drink-driving offence.

Defence lawyer Steve Bolt said Evans' record was 'not helpful' to her, with her first matter adjourned so she could complete a Traffic Offenders Program.

He said it had not yet been completed because his client broke her hand and missed some sessions.

She had been unable to explain the subsequent drink-driving offence.

Mr Dakin said her cocaine driving offence was aggravated because she had children with her and by the manner of her driving prior to the crash.



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