Melbourne, July 27 (ANI): A self-proclaimed Geelong witch told a traffic policeman she was not bound by earthly laws because she was "a being from another world", an Australian court was told.
At a recent hearing in Geelong Magistrates' Court, De Avalon pleaded guilty to recklessly causing serious injury, dangerous driving and driving while suspended, using a mobile phone while driving and failing to stop on police request on February 23.
"De Avalon was a suspended driver and that is why she took off," news.com.au quoted Leading Senior Constable Geoff Lamb, as saying.
The court was told the cop feared for his life when De Avalon drove off with his right arm pinned in her car window.
According to Lamb, De Avalon ignored repeated calls to stop and instead accelerated, reaching up to 60km/h as she dragged Leading Senior Constable Andrew Logan 190m along busy Moorabool St.
De Avalon only stopped when the traffic forced her to slow down and the officer grabbed the keys from her ignition.
De Avalon, 40, a marriage celebrant, of Victory Way, Highton, had initially been stopped after she was seen using a mobile phone while driving about 10.40am.
Lamb said: "When asked to produce her driver's licence, De Avalon replied that she did not have one. When asked why not, she said, 'I'm a being from another world and don't require one.' When asked to state her name and address De Avalon replied, 'I have a universal name that is not recognised here'."
Lamb claimed when police asked De Avalon for ID, she said: "Your laws and penalties don't apply to me. I'm not accepting them, I'm sorry, I must go, thank you.
"De Avalon began to wind her window up and Sen-Const Logan reached through in an attempt to remove the keys from her ignition. She continued to wind the window up pinning the officer's right arm to the door frame.
"She then drove off dragging him along with her."
Lamb told the court that Logan clung to the window with his left hand to prevent his body being dragged along and his legs from going under the wheels.
The policeman suffered serious injuries to his right arm, shoulder and chest and will undergo further surgery to repair torn ligaments in his shoulder.
David Hone, the lawyer representing De Avalon, told the court his client had panicked that day and was in some sort of "metaphysical state".
The prosecutor, however, demanded an immediate custodial sentence.
Magistrate Stephen Myall adjourned the matter for sentencing on August 6. (ANI)