Ryan Eyles refused bail after Darlington crash in stolen car

A MELBOURNE man only granted parole three weeks ago, who crashed a stolen car into bridge railings at Darlington, has been remanded in custody.

​Ryan Eyles, 19, of Lucas Court, Narre Warren unsuccessfully applied for bail in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court.​

Magistrate Cynthia Toose heard that Mr Eyles was only released on parole from the Parkville Juvenile Justice Centre mid last month after being jailed for seven months.

His parole will be almost immediately reviewed.

Last Friday night Mr Eyles, who is unlicensed, drove a stolen Mitsubishi sedan from Clayton towards Mortlake.

Police received a number of reports between 9.30pm and 9.55pm about the Mitsubishi being driven erratically along the Hamilton Highway.

Witnesses claimed the car was being driven at speeds of up to 120km/h and the driver was turning his headlights on and off.

At 9.55pm  Mr Eyles was in Darlington when he swung across the road and crashed into a bridge railing before coming to rest in the middle of the highway.

The Country Fire Authority attended, there was a fuel leak and  Mr Eyles attempted to walk off with his bag.

A police officer caught up to him about 500 metres from the accident scene.

The officer said Eyles was highly erratic and aggressive, an ice pipe was found on him and he appeared under the influence of drugs.

Mr Eyles was taken to the Warrnambool Base Hospital for medical assessment complaining of a hip injury.

Because he was aggressive and non-compliant, he was sedated and incubated by staff before being assessed.

He was found to have a bruised hip.

Police interviewed Mr Eyles the next morning and he told them he was on the way to Mortlake where he had a job cutting wood.

He is also facing three others sets of charges in Melbourne, involving causing damage and stolen credit cards.

Mr Eyles admitted a long list of prior court appearances but said he wanted bail so he could go back to Melbourne and see his parole officer.

He said he could live with his father and wanted to continue a mechanics course he had started.

The magistrate refused bail saying Mr Eyles had 20 pages of prior court appearances and she was concerned about the safety of members of the public.

Ms Toose said Eyles had been involved in a significant collision which blocked the highway.

He was remanded in custody until April 16.