A 25-year-old driver accused of trying to run down pedestrians in Warrnambool and stealing a $50,000 truck has withdrawn a bail application.
Melton South's Billy Slater appeared in the Ballarat Magistrates Court on Friday to apply for bail, but withdrew the application and was remanded in custody until July for a contested mention hearing.
Mr Slater has been charged with three counts of burglary, three counts of theft and one count of reckless conduct endangering life, which allegedly happened during January, February and March.
The Warrnambool Magistrates Court had previously been told Mr Slater was arrested near Warrnambool in March after a three-hour manhunt.
Police allege he stole a $3000 Apple Mac desktop computer from a Hummfray Street electrical store and a $50,000 truck from a bricklaying company in Sebastopol.
That truck was later found dumped and burnt out in the Canadian State Forest, south of Ballarat.
In another incident, Slater allegedly drove a maroon 2000 Ford Fairmont sedan at a number of pedestrians standing near Warrnambool's Flying Horse Bar and Brewery, causing them to take evasive action.
The vehicle was allegedly involved in a high-speed police pursuit, which was terminated, before the car ran out of fuel.
Mr Slater's appearance in court last Friday was brief, with magistrate Gregory Robinson saying the accused had travelled all the way to Ballarat to withdraw his bail application.
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