A woman who led police on a pursuit through Holbrook that ended in her crashing her car was a considerable risk to other drivers, a magistrate has warned.
Richard Funston said Krystal Amanda Huckstadt was "the last thing we need on our roads. She's at risk of killing someone else and (of losing) her own life."
Defence lawyer Lucy Maher made an application on Monday for Huckstadt to be dealt with under the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act, rather than be sentenced at law.
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She pointed out that Huckstadt, 25, also no longer had access to a car.
But Mr Funston highlighted concerns he had with Huckstadt having only six months' supervision under such a diversion.
"I've got no doubt Miss Huckstadt has got some very difficult mental health issues," he said.
But he said an 18-month community corrections order with supervision was a much better option "because I'm not confident everything is going to be settled in six months".
Police prosecutor Sergeant Andrew Pike opposed Ms Maher's application "given the serious nature of the police pursuit".
"I note though the circumstances of the pursuit where there's been attempt (by Huckstadt) on her life and she's bleeding (from her arm)," he said.
Huckstadt, 25, previously pleaded guilty to police pursuit, never licenced person drive vehicle and driving with a special range prescribed concentration of alcohol, plus other driving charges.
She was also placed on a conditional release order and disqualified from driving for three months.
Police received multiple calls on November 29, just before 4.30pm, about a car around Albury and Hay streets.
Huckstadt hit speeds of up to 80km/h in 50km/h zones, drove straight towards police at speed and repeatedly lost control of her car.
When arrested - after her car left the road and crashed into a fence - Huckstadt said she was "angry" because she had not been admitted to hospital to have treatment as a psychiatric patient.
"If you drive ... again in a manner that is absolutely terrifying for you and everyone else on the road, you're going to jail," Mr Funston said.