Woman allegedly attacks officers

TWO police officers had to jump out of the way when a woman allegedly drove at them after being stopped for a speeding offence.

Jenny Lee Ebsworth has been in custody since she was arrested for the incident on Saturday night.

Ebsworth was driving on the Bruce Highway at Aldershot when pulled over about 11.15pm.

The 27-year-old Maryborough mum then allegedly put her foot down and drove straight at the officers.

Both policemen jumped out of harm’s way and Ebsworth was taken to the watch-house.

She was taken to Maryborough Magistrates Court in handcuffs yesterday but was allowed a quick hug and kiss with three small children who were waiting for her in the back of the courtroom.

Ebsworth is charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle, driving while disqualified, driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle, wilful damage of a police car and assaulting a police officer.

She cried in the dock as the charges were read out by Magistrate John Smith.

Solicitor Tammy Kerle represented Ebsworth and did not apply for bail. Mr Smith remanded her in custody and adjourned the matter for mention in the court on October 25.



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