A bloodstained car helped police confirm the identity of a woman who drove a man to hospital after he was shot in the leg earlier this year.
Last Monday, Jessica Lauren Williams, 26, formerly of William Maker Drive, was given a custodial sentence for concealing a serious offence that was committed by an acquaintance.
Williams failed to report the shooting to police or help identify the shooter, who she knew and who police have since arrested.
She received a threat on Facebook ... 'keep your mouth shut'.Barrister Bill Walsh
According to police, Williams had been in the company of the victim before he was shot in the left knee in a lane between Summer Street East and Dora Street just after midnight on April 21.
She was nearby at the time of the shooting and despite being disqualified from driving she drove the victim to Orange hospital in her then boyfriend's Mitsubishi Triton.
Williams told hospital staff about the man's injury and helped him into the emergency department but soon left, heading home without contacting police.
Police later located the vehicle at her home and discovered dried blood on a sidestep and on the floor on the passenger side.
Barrister Bill Walsh said Williams came from a good family and used to work for a government organisation until 2018 but left because her drug addiction was "completely out of control".
"She fell through the crack, as it were, in a big way," Mr Walsh said.
"In relation to the serious offence... I'm instructed that she was known to the offender and a short time after she received a threat on Facebook by the alleged offender to 'keep your mouth shut'.
Williams has been in custody since September 20 and was released from custody and given an 18-month community-based Intensive Correction Order for concealing the identity of the shooter.
She will also have to undertake 50 hours of community service as well as being required to undertake drug rehabilitation and abstain from drugs.
Williams will not live in Orange and informed the court that she plans to moved to the Central Coast to live with family members.
For driving while disqualified, her sixth driving offence, she was given a six-month ICO and 12-month driving disqualification.
On Monday, Williams was also given an 18-month supervised ICO for taking and driving a car without permission from a house where she had been house sitting on December 27, 2018.
She was given an 18-month CCO and 12-month driving disqualification for driving the car while her driver's licence was disqualified.
She was given 12-month Community Correction Orders for failing to attend court on June 17 and September 10.
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