A woman who gouged a police officer's eye after stealing from Ballarat liquor stores has faced court.
Jacinta Lee Kennett pleaded guilty to 25 charges at the Ballarat Magistrates' Court on Wednesday and sought a sentence indication on a stalking charge she intends to contest.
Police prosecutor Acting Sergeant Simon Pearce told the court Kennett stole alcohol six times between April and May 2018 from Dan Murphy's and Ryan's IGA in Ballarat, on one occasion telling staff 'police wouldn't catch me, I won't stop stealing grog'.
The court heard Kennett was on bail with a condition she not enter the Ballarat CBD.
Acting Sergeant Pearce said police were called to Sebastopol for a welfare check on a female on May 6, 2019.
Police found Kennett walking while heavily intoxicated and she was abusive to police.
She lunged forward, yelled and gouged the left eye of the police officer, causing bleeding and bruising.
Kennett was arrested and charged with resisting an emergency worker, assaulting an emergency worker, being drunk in a public place and committing an offence while on bail.
The court heard Kennett stole a $249 speaker from Autobarn in Sebastopol on July 24, 2019 and became abusive when approached by the store manager.
Acting Sergeant Pearce said on December 1, 2019 police observed an erratic vehicle driving on the wrong side of the road and through a red light at the intersection of Pleasant and Sturt streets.
She swerved across the lanes in front of the police car when the officer pointed at her to pull over.
The court heard she then drove over a median strip in the middle of the road, continued through a red light and on the wrong side of the road.
Police found Kennett trying to fill her car with petrol while it was still running at a service station and arrested her.
She was found with 27 grams of cannabis in a zip lock bag.
Defence barrister Brett O'Sullivan said Kennett was exposed to violence and abuse as a child and provided a psychological report.
"There is a need for ongoing assistance," he said.
Magistrate Ron Saines indicated he would sentence Kennett to between six and nine months imprisonment, reduced by 99 days already served.
He will impose a sentence on February 7.
Kennett also requested a sentence indication for stalking charges she intends to contest.