A disqualified driver accused of smashing into a light pole at high speed was arrested after police found him hiding in a garage.
Leigh James, 30, of Raglan Parade, Warrnambool, appeared in Warrnambool Magistrates Court where he made a bail application.
Police prosecutor Senior Constable Mick Aitken said the accused had a "deplorable" criminal history that included attempting to flee a court room and throwing punches at emergency service workers.
That offending saw Mr James jailed for 140 days and released on a six-month community corrections order.
Senior Constable Aitken said Mr James had tested positive to methamphetamine just days after his release from prison.
Magistrate Mark Stratmann said Mr James could serve more time in custody than his ultimate penalty and released him on bail with strict conditions, including he not drive a car, not use drugs, not contact witnesses, surrender his passport, abide by a 10pm to 6am curfew and post a $5000 surety.
Police allege on April 4 Mr James drove a silver Holden Commodore sedan at speeds of up to 133km/h in a signed 80km/h zone.
Witnesses observed the vehicle collide with a light pole at Warrnambool's Aberline Road, causing significant damage to the car.
Mr James allegedly continued to drive after the collision, creating large clouds of smoke and forcing an oncoming vehicle to veer left in order to avoid a crash.
Police located the vehicle at the corner of Wares Road and Kielli Drive at 3.25pm. The vehicle had two different registration plates held on with cable ties.
A witness told police they saw a male matching Mr James' appearance flee the vehicle on foot.
Police said Mr James' DNA was found inside the car.
He was arrested at a Raglan Parade property after police found him hiding in a shelving space at the rear of a garage.
He denied the offending.
Mr James is charged with reckless conduct endangering serious injury, driving while disqualified, speeding, handling stolen goods and possessing prescription drugs.
He will appear in court again in August.
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