A DRIVER declared a habitual traffic offender and disqualified until 2026 made a desperate attempt to elude police which included driving through a McDonald’s Restaurant car park at excessive speed.
The alleged outrageous driving antics of Aaron John Meyers were outlined in Albury Local Court yesterday during an application for bail.
Meyers, 19, has been charged with failing to stop in a police pursuit, dangerous driving and disqualified driving.
He appeared through a video link from Junee jail and was remanded in custody after magistrate Megan Greenwood cited public safety as a primary reason for her decision.
The charges against him have been adjourned until September 23.
Police were patrolling Union Road at 10.57pm last Wednesday when they saw a Commodore with South Australian registration suddenly brake, causing the wheels to skid and smoke come from the back tyres.
It fish-tailed before turning into Moore Street and police activated the lights and sirens on their vehicle and began a pursuit.
The court was told Meyers travelled at excessive speed, braked harshly and his vehicle skidded for 38 metres, leaving black marks on the road.
He went through a red light at the Kaylock Road and Wagga Road intersection, turning left.
His vehicle accelerated to 100km/h in Wagga Road before turning into the McDonald’s car park without indicating.
There were many people and vehicles present.
Meyers accelerated his vehicle over two speed humps, which caused it to become airborne.
He turned left into Griffith Road, lost control of the car and it spun 180 degrees before stopping.
Meyers got out of the driver’s seat, stood next to the vehicle then ran off and jumped a fence.
But officers quickly arrested him in Wagga Road and he appeared extremely affected by alcohol or illicit drugs.
Registration papers were found in the car which indicated Meyers bought the vehicle for $1200 on August 26.
Blood and urine samples were taken from him at Albury hospital and police are waiting for the results, with a possibility of further charges.