Albury police made me shift car — accused

DANIEL Robert Walker is banned from the roads until 2018 and is on parole for disqualified driving.

But he was behind the wheel of an unregistered car in Glenroy in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Police saw him drive about 50 metres and stop, asked for his licence and Walker said: “I don’t think I have one, chief”.

Magistrate Tony Murray heard in Albury Local Court yesterday that Walker, 31, of Shirleen Crescent, Lavington, has a different version of what took place.

“A police officer flashed the light at me and told me to move the car, so I did,” he claimed to police who arrested him.

Police say at no time did they speak to Walker until checking his name and the vehicle’s registration.

Walker appeared in custody on a disqualified driving charge.

He has received traffic infringement notices for having an unregistered vehicle, uninsured car and number plates unlawfully obtained.

Police prosecutor Sgt Shannon Lewis opposed bail, but it was granted and Walker returns to court on January 14.

He was released from jail in July after serving four months of a 13-month jail term imposed on July 2.

At that stage, Walker had already spent 111 days on remand over a high speed 70-kilometre pursuit lasting 32 minutes.

It happened on March 13 when Walker tried to elude police and at one stage stuck his middle finger up at them.

After a chase from Albury to a dirt road near Corowa, he got out of his car with a wooden-handled axe and told a police officer: “Go away”.

Walker dropped it when an officer drew his firearm.

He was handcuffed and police found out he was a disqualified driver on bail with a condition preventing him being in a vehicle without a licensed driver.

Walker had reached speeds up to 150km/h during the pursuit and went through the Howlong township at 120km/h in a 50km/h zone.

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