PROSECUTORS have been urged to "do their best" to slightly expedite a woman's drink driving crash case after the court heard she had been suspended from working at the pharmacy she owns.
Anna Marie Anderson, 53, did not appear in Tamworth Local Court on Wednesday.
Defence solicitor Clint Coles asked the court to consider shortening the standard six-week adjournment for prosecutors to confirm which charges they intend to proceed with.
Mr Coles said the accused had made an application for the regulatory pharmacy body to review its decision.
He said the authority was otherwise "very happy" with Anderson but needed more clarity around the charges.
He submitted that Anderson could not even enter her pharmacy and that she had told him she could face the financial position of having to sell it, if progress was not made in her case.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Rob Baillie said he had spoken to the state prosecuting authority, the DPP, and the full six weeks were necessary to assess the matter.
"This is not a factually complicated matter that requires deep analysis," Mr Coles said, indicating he did not expect there to be a significant issue with the drink driving aspect of the charges.
"This is probably the simplest matter that will come across the DPP's list this year," Ms Soars said.
"It's someone whose livelihood is at stake."
Ms Soars adjourned the case for four weeks and said she hoped the DPP would do their best to progress the case next month, or have a good excuse not to.
Anderson is accused of being behind the wheel while five times the legal blood alcohol limit when she collided with another a car in East Tamworth on the afternoon of April 1.
Police said the driver of the other car underwent surgery for a fractured arm.
Anderson is facing charges of high range drink driving; aggravated dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm (GBH); and dangerous driving occasioning GBH.
She has not entered pleas to three charges.
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