A Warrnambool man accused of driving into a woman with a vehicle and stabbing her to a foot with a kitchen knife has been remanded in custody.
Scott Baker, 38, of Wanstead Street, appeared in Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Monday where he made a self-represented bail application.
He told the court he had been in a bad place for the last 12 months and that "everything has gone against me".
He said he suffered mental health issues and needed to see a doctor to get himself "back on the straight and narrow".
Mr Baker was arrested on Friday and charged with breaching a court imposed order, recklessly using a vehicle to place another person in danger of serious injury, recklessly causing injury, unlawful assault, unlawful assault with a weapon (vehicle), unlawful assault with a weapon (knife) and committing offences while on bail.
Magistrate Mark Stratmann said the accused had failed to show exceptional circumstances why he should be released on bail and remanded him custody until August 27.
Warrnambool police Leading Senior Constable Greg Kew said the accused attended the female victim's Portland home about 5pm on Friday despite a court order prohibiting him from remaining within five metres of the address.
The pair began verbally arguing before Mr Baker allegedly stabbed the victim to the left foot with a small kitchen knife.
Leading Senior Constable Kew said the knife was between seven and 10 centimetres long.
He said the victim ran outside and yelled out to her neighbours to contact police.
A child witness allegedly observed Mr Baker stomping on the victim's head. He then loaded a car with personal property and drove away.
He returned about five minutes later and asked the victim if he could take her to hospital but she refused.
Police allege he then drove up onto the nature strip of the property and hit the victim with the vehicle, causing her to be pushed back about one metre. He left the property and did not return.
An ambulance transported the victim to Portland Base Hospital where she remained for a number of hours.
She told police she observed the accused waiting outside the health facility.
Mr Baker was arrested at a property in Hurd Street at 9.10pm.
Leading Senior Constable Kew said Mr Baker continued to use drugs, resulting in increasingly erratic behavior and severe paranoia.
At the time of the offending Mr Baker was on bail for allegedly dragging the same victim by the hair following an argument at her home.
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