A stable hand who went on a six-month crime spree after breaking up with her partner has been told by a magistrate that there are ‘plenty more fish in the sea’.
Stephanie Broody pleaded guilty to 17 charges during the hour long hearing in the Southport Magistrates Court this week, according to The Gold Coast Bulletin.
Ms Boody was involved in a high speed chase last July with Gold Coast police, during which she struck a police officer with her car. The officer’s utility belt was damaged.
She also drove into a police car and attempted to flee.
Gold Coast stable hand Stephanie Boody (pictured) went on a six-month crime spree after breaking up with her partner and pleaded guilty to 17 charges in court
Just one day after the incident, Ms Boody was also found with methamphetamine in her vehicle.
Days later, she appeared at her sister’s house with a firearm – but police have yet to verify and locate the firearm in question, The Gold Coast Bulletin reported.
She was charged with drug possession, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, assaulting and obstructing police, trespassing and stealing.
Magistrate Brian Kucks warned that her behaviour was not the appropriate way to cope with a breakup.
‘There are plenty more fish in the ocean and it’s certainly not a way to be dealing with it by going and getting drugs,’ he said in court.
‘There are plenty more fish in the ocean and it’s certainly not a way to be dealing with it by going and getting drugs,’ Magistrate Brian Kucks said during the hearing at the Southport Magistrates Court (stock image)
Defence lawyer Sam Jackson added that Ms Boody hopes to return to the racing industry where she was employed as a stable hand (pictured)
Ms Boody, who previously spent two years in jail, was sentenced to another six months behind bars.
She was also placed on probation for the next two-and-a-half years.
Defence lawyer Sam Jackson told the court that Ms Boody had a clean record before she was found in possession of drugs in January.
‘She used [drugs] for the first time in 2017 and it seems the offending began,’Mr Jackson told the court.
He added that Ms Boody hoped to return to the racing industry where she was employed.