Jessica Jane Wall, 43, pleaded guilty at court on Thursday to drinking under the influence of liquor and obstructing police.
Jessica Jane Wall, 43, pleaded guilty at court on Thursday to drinking under the influence of liquor and obstructing police.

Mum’s drunk tirade destroys car, risks lives

A FRIEND’S life was put in danger and a stranger’s car was destroyed in a drunk mother’s violent tirade.

Jessica Jane Wall, 43, hugged her daughter goodbye on Thursday and was escorted to prison from Maroochydore Magistrates Court for her 14th offence of obstructing police.

The most recent involved kicking, screaming and escaping a police car.

Police prosecutor Tegan Smith said officers were initially called to a disturbance at Sippy Downs about 11.30pm on July 30 where a car was blocking both lanes of a residential road.

Wall was drinking at her son’s house and claimed “mixed drinks” tipped her over the edge when they confiscated her car keys so she couldn’t drive home.

The mother got in her car anyway and tried to start the car without keys before pulling the handbrake off.

The car rolled down the hill and crashed into another car as one of the residents ran after the moving vehicle.

They managed to make it safe again before police arrived and tried to arrest Wall.

She recorded a blood alcohol limit of 0.170 and pleaded guilty at Maroochydore Magistrates Court on Thursday to driving under the influence of liquor and obstructing a police officer.

Ms Smith said Wall refused to walk, dropped her weight around and had to be forced into the police car as police arrested her.

When officers thought she was restrained inside the car Wall scrambled to the other door and ran away from police.

Wall, who was serving a suspended sentence for previously assaulting a police officer, said she freaked out when police arrived.

Defence lawyer Neesha Maidwell said the Sunshine Plaza cleaner was scared of police and overreacted.

Magistrate Rod Madsen said it was lucky nobody was injured by the runaway car.

He said her “deplorable” criminal history warranted jail time, and sentenced Wall to serve eight months’ jail to be released on parole on December 10. She was fined $500 and disqualified from driving for nine months.