Sharon Gordon pleads guilty over Bruny Island, Tasmania crash at New Year's Eve ... trends now
A woman who had a drunken row with her partner told police she was a 'bit pissed' after she gatecrashed a New Year's Eve party and smashed her van into three people, a court has heard.
Elizabeth Jedamzik, Peter Kirk-Williams and Dominique La Fontaine were celebrating New Year's Eve on a Tasmanian farm in 2021 when they were struck by the campervan.
The driver, Sharon Louise Gordon, was invited to Ms Jedamzik's party on December 31 at her Bruny Island farm, south of Hobart, but was told to leave after she had a drunken row with her husband.
Gordon faced Hobart Supreme Court on Wednesday and pleaded guilty to one count of dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm.
The court heard the 60-year-old returned to the party after being told to leave, smashing her campervan through the gate, which had been closed to prevent her entering the property.
Sharon Lousie Gordon, 60, (pictured) was severely intoxicated when she smashed her campervan through the closed gate of a farm injuring three people celebrating New Year's Eve
The court was shown body camera footage from a Tasmanian police officer who arrived at the scene.
The officer approached Gordon, who was lying on the ground metres from the crashed van, and asked 'what are you doing down here in the grass?'
'I'm a bit pissed … I put my foot on the accelerator and I f***** up,' Gordon replied in the footage shown in court.
In a statement to the court, read by her husband Karl, Ms Jedamzik said she was reminded of the traumatising ordeal every day of her life.
'So many people have been traumatised by what happened, the people staying at the farm, my husband Karl – and the first responder,' Ms Jedamzik told the court, as reported by the ABC.
'The reminder of what happened is with me 24 hours a day, seven days a week.'
The Crown prosecutor said Gordon had started drinking on the ferry over to Bruny Island and that she and her partner planned on staying the night at the property in their van.
The court also heard Gordon's license had been disqualified four times for drink-driving offences as she had struggled with binge-drinking for decades.
Gordon allegedly become belligerent and aggressive to other guests