A woman who was sprayed with capsicum spray after she pushed a police officer at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras had consumed two-litres of bourbon, with a mixer.
Devah Renee Cope, 24, of Frost Street, Orange, was decontaminated by paramedics for the capsicum spray but later had to be released and was taken by ambulance to hospital after passing out while still in custody on March 2.
Solicitor Clive Hill said it was likely the two litres of bourbon that caused her to lose consciousness.
After waking up in hospital she said she didn't remember the offence.
Magistrate David Day said in Orange Local Court on Monday that he was surprised Cope was alive after consuming two litres of spirits.
Mr Day gave her an 18-month supervised community correction order with 50 hours of community service and conditions she attend rehabilitation and treatment for assaulting the police officer.
He also convicted her and disqualified her driver's licence for six months for driving while her licence was cancelled on April 14, 2019.
Cope's licence was cancelled on January 18 after she didn't renew the licence at the end of a previous disqualification period.
She was caught after being directed into a stationary road side breath testing site on Molong Road.
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