One of the Ingham twins, who made international headlines when they swam through crocodile-infested waters after jumping overboard off the Queensland Coast in 1997, appeared in the Hutt Valley District Court facing a number of charges.

Sarah Ingham, 37, is accused of driving while disqualified, breaching community work, giving false details of her identity, disorderly behaviour and resisting police arrest.

She appeared before judge Black at the Hutt Valley District Court yesterday.

Ingham, known with having a large birthmark on her face, stood frowning in the dock.


Ms Ingham's lawyer said the woman was "dealing with personal issues that may have contributed to the charges in court".

She acknowledged there was media attention to the case, but the charges brought before the court today were of "low level".

Ingham was remanded on bail until the end of this month.

Sarah and her twin sister Joanne married their Malaysian partners and lived in the country but left them and returned to New Zealand with their children in 2004.