Luke Robin rammed a police car, drove at 100km/h and more in quiet, leafy streets and narrowly missed pedestrians crossing a central Albury intersection.
His driving was so dangerous that police simply abandoned pursuits, knowing they would see his car again within minutes.
An unknown number of motorists had to swerve quickly off the road to avoid Robin as he drove towards them at speed on the wrong side of the road.
The disqualified driver’s antics began last December 27 when his car was seen doing laps of North Albury, Glenroy, West Albury, South Albury and the CBD. There were already reports of his car “travelling at speed or driving in a manner dangerous”.
Just after midday he rammed his car into a police caged vehicle in Pemberton Street, West Albury.
Robin didn’t stop to exchange details. Over the next 15 minutes he was seen speeding, again on the wrong side of the road.
Ten minutes later he took the corner from Fallon into Mate streets too fast then drove on the wrong side of the road down North Street, then forced other motorists to take evasive action on Borella Road. Police caught up with him in Dean Street, where they saw him speed through a red light at the David Street intersection – in the wrong lane – as pedestrians tried to cross.
A pregnant woman had to quickly jump out of the way.
Robin was jailed also over three sets of charges relating to similar driving throughout Albury on January 3, when he was found to be high on methamphetamine.
He drove at 100km/h in Waugh Road, 115km/h on Pemberton Street and 100km/h on Padman Drive.
Already banned from driving until 2018, Robin’s disqualification period was extended by another six years.