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Women accused of attempted Wandina carjacking placed in an induced coma at Geraldton Regional Hospital

Lachlan AllenGeraldton Guardian
A woman accused of an attempted carjacking, which saw her allegedly sit on top of another woman and drive a couple of hundred metres before fleeing, has been placed in an induced coma, a court has heard.
Camera IconA woman accused of an attempted carjacking, which saw her allegedly sit on top of another woman and drive a couple of hundred metres before fleeing, has been placed in an induced coma, a court has heard. Credit: Anita Kirkbright / Geraldton Gua

A woman accused of an attempted carjacking, which saw her allegedly sit on top of another woman and drive a couple of hundred metres before fleeing, has been placed in an induced coma, a court has heard.

Chasleigh Karen Mitchell was set to appear via video link in Geraldton Magistrates Court on Wednesday for a mental health assessment on charges of attempted robbery, endangering a life, health and safety of a person and assaulting a public officer.

However, the 22-year-old woman did not appear in court.

Defence lawyer Xavier Sellathambu said Ms Mitchell was still in Geraldton Regional Hospital, having been placed in an induced coma.

The court was told she was meant to travel to Sir Charles Gardner Hospital then possibly Graylands Hospital this week, but it had been reorganised for Tuesday.

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Ms Mitchell will reappear in Geraldton Magistrates Court on September 29 for legal advice, while a report on her mental fitness has been requested.

Bail was not considered .

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