A homeless woman who rammed a police divisional van in Warrnambool on Monday said she thought she was hallucinating, a court was told.
Kaitlyn Wilkes, 23, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty in Warrnambool Magistrate Court to burglary, using ice, careless driving and reckless exposure of police officers to risk by driving.
She was sentenced to three months in jail and placed on a 12 month community corrections order with conditions she do 100 hours of unpaid community work.
Her driver's licence was cancelled for three years.
On Sunday Wilkes attended a Smith Avenue address where she had been staying and asked to speak to one of the occupants in order to "talk about love".
She was refused entry.
Wilkes became angry and broke a window. She then left the property.
Police said she returned about 3am and kicked a fly screen on a locked security door, punched a glass door panel, and threw a mailbox through the front window of the property, causing about $800 damage.
About 15 minutes later she was seen by police driving in Artillery Crescent near the Warrnambool RSL.
Police attempted to intercept the vehicle, which collided with the front of the divisional van and then reversed away.
The vehicle then stopped and Wilkes was subsequently arrested.
Police said she appeared to be heavily drug affected.
Lawyer Sara Kingston said Wilkes had been addicted to ice for six years.
She said Wilkes had caused damage to the Smith Avenue property because she believed the occupants had ignored her.
Ms Kingston said Wilkes was under the influence of ice and thought she was hallucinating when she saw the divisional van headlights.
She said the police divisional van suffered minor damage and Wilkes was arrested without further incident.
A 23-year-old homeless woman is in custody after ramming a Warrnambool police divisional van near the RSL early on Monday morning.
Warrnambool police Sergeant Tom Morris said the woman was in Warrnambool after previously residing in St Kilda.
It's alleged she damaged property at a Smith Avenue address where she had been staying on Sunday evening.
"She then re-attended at that address at 3.15am on Monday morning when it's alleged she kicked in a fly screen on a locked security door," he said.
"She had been staying there but was kicked out."
Sergeant Morris said the woman was seen driving in Artillery Crescent near the RSL by police officers after causing the damage.
"The members have tried to intercept her by using the police vehicle to block her in but she's collided with the front of the divisional van causing minimal damage," he said.
The woman has been charged with causing damage at the Smith Avenue address on Sunday evening and Monday morning, burglary, using ice, as well as careless driving and reckless exposure of police officers to risk by driving.
She was arrested, charged and remanded in custody to appear in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Monday.