An embattled former reality TV star and ex-professional cheerleader has admitted to a string of drug charges amid a meth-fuelled downfall.
Jordan Finlayson appeared fresh-faced as she fronted Sydney Downing Centre Local Court on Tuesday after pleading guilty to driving while under the influence of drugs.
The glamorous blonde wore a short white shirt dress with black high heels and carried a large black Louis Vuitton bag as she entered the courthouse.
The 32-year-old anxiously twisted her hands, one of which is tattooed with the word “Queen” topped with a crown, before she pleaded guilty to two further drug charges.
The court heard she admitted to driving with illicit drugs in her system and possessing prohibited drugs.
A fourth charge of having goods in her possession which were suspected to be stolen was withdrawn by police.
Court documents reveal the former reality TV contestant was high on meth when she crashed her car into a road barrier in western Sydney just before 4am on February 7.
When police arrived on the scene, they found her unconscious in the driver’s seat of her white Toyota Yaris.
According to the agreed facts, the former NRL cheerleader was groaning loudly and being helped by a good Samaritan worried about her welfare.
The unresponsive woman then “began acting erratic (sic)” and leant over to the passenger seat to say “hey babe” to the vacant space, the court documents state.
Police noted the former Beauty and the Geek star appeared confused and became visibly upset and distressed. She had difficulty standing and was transferred to a stretcher.
She told authorities she had consumed alcohol but couldn’t answer any questions because she was so upset.
Finlayson was taken to Ryde Hospital for medical treatment after her drug-fuelled car crash but the police facts reveal she “absconded from hospital” without providing a urine sample.
A sample of her blood was sent for analysis and returned a positive result for gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) and methylamphetamine (ice).
Less than three months later, the former Penthouse model passed out in the back of an Uber and couldn’t be woken up.
Despite the former reality TV star being praised by a magistrate for her “really positive steps” towards rehabilitation earlier this year, she admitted to relapsing into meth use in July.
She was stopped by police for random drug testing while driving through Sydney’s eastern suburbs, and she returned a positive result for meth.
In the agreed facts, police emphasise Finlayson has “an extensive history of drug use” and was on parole for supplying heroin and GBL at the time of the offences.
Police argued the recent drug driving offences were proof of “the accused’s inability to cease drug use and seek rehabilitation” and said she continuously posed “a risk to other motorists”.
“Despite the accused being put before the court multiple times for her offences, the accused continues to reoffend with zero remorse and regard for authority,” police claim in the facts.
Magistrate Daniel Covington ordered a sentencing assessment report to determine whether the former Beauty and the Geek star could be eligible for a community-based sentence.
The former model kept a blank face as she left court with her designer bag clutched tightly in her hand.
She will return to court next month to learn her fate for the three drug charges.