A HEROIN and ice addict who tried to run down her partner in her car has been sent to rehab while she awaits sentence.
Katie Maree Rickard’s father recently drove from Queensland to take her to treatment, but she was arrested before he could do so.
Rickard, 32, was taken into custody in Wodonga on Thursday following a short pursuit and prior incidents.
She was charged with reckless conduct endangering serious injury following an incident with her partner of 16 years on July 26.
Rickard drove at the man on Vermont Street, near Wodonga Hospital, about 1pm.
After narrowly missing him, the 32-year-old turned through the Wilson Street roundabout, speed up, and swerved at him again.
The victim and an onlooker both called triple zero and Rickard was arrested at the end of the road.
Her partner said she had “tried to kill me in the car”.
The mother-of-four has come to police attention on numerous occasions in recent months.
Her mother picked up a dropped bag of ice from her home on De Kerilleau Drive on July 12 and removed it from the reach of Rickard’s children, before reporting the incident to police.
Four knives were found in her bag when she was arrested.
Rickard was also caught with heroin and ice in a car on Hume Street on July 20, and was found with ice when arrested following erratic driving on Thomas Mitchell Drive on Thursday.
Other offending included driving while suspended and breaching an intervention order.
Her father, Richard Patterson, told the Wodonga Magistrates Court on Friday his daughter had a long-running drug problem.
He will drive her to rehab on Saturday after her sentencing was deferred.