A TAMWORTH woman accused of drink driving and causing a car crash which injured another woman has had her charges upgraded.
Anna Marie Anderson, 53, did not appear in Tamworth Local Court on Monday, when her charges were mentioned for the first time.
The Tamworth pharmacist was initially accused of high-range drink driving, but now faces two additional allegations including aggravated dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm (GBH), and dangerous driving occasioning GBH after a car crash in East Tamworth on April 1.
Police allege Anderson blew five times the legal alcohol limit in the aftermath of a car crash that caused another woman to be hospitalised.
In court on Monday, Anderson's defence solicitor Clint Coles asked magistrate Julie Soars for his client to be excused from court.
"I have no opposition to that," police prosecutor Sergeant Rob Baillie said.
Anderson was not required to enter pleas to the three charges after the court was told the case would be referred to the DPP.
Ms Soars ordered police to compile a brief of evidence to be served on Anderson's lawyer by July 12.
The case was adjourned to a date later that month.
Mr Coles asked for his client to be excused on the next occasion, which was granted.
The police case is that Anderson was behind the wheel of a Volkswagen Tiguan travelling on White Street at about 2pm when she crashed into a Ford Focus, being driven by a 56-year-old woman.
The woman in the other car was injured and was taken to Tamworth hospital, where she later underwent surgery for a fractured arm.
Anderson failed a roadside breath test, and later allegedly recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.250.
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