A CHEAP Volkswagen with an unknown owner will be permanently confiscated after it was used in an attempt to ram a police car and run down an off-duty officer.
Jaydon Mark Doran, also known as Jaydon Moon, was in the vehicle when his friend drove it at the off-duty policeman at a Lavington service station in March.
The vehicle and a car stolen from Wodonga tried to ram a police car during a pursuit in Springdale Heights a few days later.
The black Volkswagen was found dumped on a levy bank off Doctors Point Road in East Albury with no plates on March 24 following a crime spree.
When he was interviewed, 22-year-old Doran claimed to have bought the car off Facebook for $2600 and said there was a receipt in the glove box.
Police searched the car but couldn’t find the receipt.
Enquiries found the vehicle had last been registered to June 25, 2014, before being sold by the last registered owner to a Victorian scrap yard.
Staff at the business were unable to say how the vehicle was sold, and police are unsure who it belongs to.
Doran appeared in Albury Local Court from a video link to jail on Tuesday, where he is serving time for a crime spree, including a ram raid at the Thurgoona Golf Club.
Police applied for the vehicle to be forfeited amid concerns it would be used in further offending.
“It’s not actually my car,” he told magistrate Erin Kennedy.
“It’s my girlfriend’s car.”
Ms Kennedy asked if he opposed the plan to take the vehicle off him.
“I spoke to my girlfriend about it,” he replied.
“We’ll forfeit the car.”
Confiscated cars in NSW are usually sold, with the money used to recover storage and collection costs, but they may be used for crash testing.
Co-offender Kane Corben received the same sentence.
Both will be eligible for parole two days before Christmas.