Booval burnout mum of five faces dozens of offences
A MUM of five kids who crashed a stolen Ford Falcon through a fence after being spotted by police was caught soon after hiding under a house.
Appearing in Ipswich Magistrates Court, Danielle Maree Spurr, 33, pleaded guilty to two dozen offences including dangerous operation of a motor vehicle on March 18; failing to stop for police in Booval on March 6; driving unlicensed and unlawful use of a motor vehicle on March 18.
Prosecutor Senior Constable Bernard Elmore said Spurr was on March 6 seen by police on patrol in Booval reversing the stolen Ford with its tyres spinning.
Polair tracked the car.
Snr Const Elmore said the car went onto the wrong side of the road, mounted a gutter before crashing through a fence.
Spurr continued driving but was later found hiding under a house.
"It was appalling conduct, She was an unlicensed driver and in a stolen vehicle," he said.
Snr Const Elmore said an unknown person committed a burglary on August 30 and two days later Spurr went to a pawnbroker with the stolen items.
Police sought a jail term of nine months jail for her dangerous driving offence.
She had already spent 18 days in custody.
Spurr had been released to parole for previous offences just four days before Christmas.
Defence lawyer Michael Kelly said Spurr's offences had been committed while on parole - and while her traffic history of offences was limited, "it should be non-existent in the fact she does not have a driver's licence".
"It was something she was always going to get tomorrow but tomorrow never came," he said.
Mr Kelly said Spurr had five children aged between six and 17.
In the past she took to alcohol and later began using the drug ice.
Mr Kelly conceded it was good luck no one was injured in the crash, and he sought a probation order for the evade police offence.
Magistrate Kurt Fowler said Spurr did not have the benefit of youth in her offending.
He convicted and sentenced Spurr to nine months jail for the evade police and unlawful use of a stolen car offences - suspended immediately for two years.
On other offences she received two years of supervised probation, or convictions only.
She was disqualified from driving for two years, for 18 months, and to lesser disqualifications.
Queensland Transport will likely then decide if they will be cumulative.