A 32-year-old woman who was involved in a car chase before "ramming" into two police cars has been sentenced to three months in prison.

Charlotte Spence with an address of Strathroy Road, Omagh was appearing via videolink from Hydebank Prison was convicted of dangerous driving, driving when unfit through drink or drugs, failing to stop for police and using a motor vehicle without insurance over an incident on the Boho Road in Derrygonnelly on November 6 of this year.

The court heard that on the day in question police on duty on the Belturbet Road in Derrylin observed a Volkswagen Passat with a southern registration plate and which they were alerted had failed to stop for Gardaí.

The car was stopped and when they approached they observed the driver lying over the steering wheel and appeared to be asleep. When she woke up she sped off. Spence was located several times but failed to stop.

The 32 year old was observed driving over the white lines on to the other side of the road and onto the grass verges and was driving at high speed.

Resources were deployed and she was eventually stopped, ramming into two police cars. She also attempted to flee after coming to a halt.

Spence was arrested but gave no comment at interview.

A defence solicitor for Spence, Mr. McManus, told the court that his client was very keen for a swift conclusion to the whole incident. He said the facts spoke for themselves and on this particular date Spence had suffered a relapse.

Issues surrounding eviction had resurfaced.

He said she had seen the police and guards and had panicked and dealt with the incident in entirely the wrong way.

District Judge Steven Keown sad that the difficulty with these cases was that she was lucky she did not kill herself or someone else and that the custody threshold had been passed.

A visibly distressed Spence continually tried to get the attention of the court and said that the reason why she had relapsed was due to the death of her son.

On top of the three months in prison, Judge Keown also disqualified Spence for two years from driving and fined her £100.