A Latrobe Valley woman was so desperate to be with the father of her unborn child that she drove a stolen car to Albury, a court has heard.
Brooke Dalrymple previously had been struggling with drug addiction, but had gone clean over the past 12 months.
Magistrate Richard Funston told Dalrymple that it was absolutely vital that she kept away from methamphetamine.
"Because if you don't the whole thing is going to come unstuck," he said.
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Mr Funston ordered that Dalrymple be subject to regular drug testing as part of a 12-month community corrections order he handed down to the 34-year-old, who appeared in Albury Local Court this week via a video link to Junee jail.
Dalrymple, of Traralgon, pleaded guilty to charges of receive property stolen outside of NSW, drive conveyance taking without consent of owner, while licence suspended and driving a vehicle with the number plate obscured.
Her offending was detected in relation to that final charge after an off-duty Victorian policeman saw her driving into the Myer Centrepoint car park in Albury with what police said were "clearly altered number plates".
"These are her first offences on her NSW record," defence lawyer Sascha McCorriston said.
"She's now been in custody for five nights (and) she's five-months' pregnant."
Ms McCorriston said Dalrymple would remain in Albury though she would not live with her unborn baby's father, who had never used illicit drugs.
Police told the court the car Dalrymple drove into the car park on February 13 went missing at Glengarry on January 24.
"I have evidence I own the car, I will present it in court," she said when arrested by Albury police.