A man high on methamphetamine when he tried to crash his car out of an Albury motel car park might yet face more time in jail.
Jarrad Craig Jervis has been behind bars refused bail since last June 15 over the incident that led to a police sergeant jumping for his life.
He and a senior constable had stopped their car behind Jervis' unregistered Holden Commodore when it suddenly reversed, ramming into their marked police car.
Magistrate Imad Abdul-Karim said it was an especially serious crime given it involved an attack on police.
Jervis caused $11,013.20 in damage to the police car and another car, which was also parked behind the motel, as he tried to make his escape.
Defence solicitor Rohan Harrison asked that Jervis, 27, be given an intensive corrections order requiring he go straight to rehabilitation.
Mr Abdul-Karim said he acknowledged the importance of drug rehabilitation for the Tallangatta man, who admitted he had smoked "about an ounce" of methamphetamine before the incident.
But he also said the nature of Jervis' offending meant there was a strong case for full-time jail. It was extremely fortunate that no one was killed.
"He said he consumed one ounce, which is a considerable amount of drug. I want to reflect on the sentence that is appropriate."
Both officers got out of the way of their car, which moved a metre, as it was rammed by Jervis on May 11 about 10pm.
The sergeant then ran to the driver's side window and used his torch to smash the glass. But the car kept revving loudly.
The sergeant stepped back as the car did a U-turn, tyres spinning, and crashed into a pot plant outside room 120.
It crashed into the police car and another car that was blocking the exit. Jervis then again rammed with enough force "to push it and the other vehicle out of the exit".
When arrested in mid-June, his excuse was: "I was chasin' up the person who took my friend's wallet with 4½ grand in it.
"Yeah, I got out of there, sort of, uh, I think from memory, I left. I rammed the car or … "
A Director of Public Prosecutions representative said full-time custody was "the obvious outcome" given that Jervis' criminal offending was "getting worse".
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It would have also been a "terrifying" incident for the officers, while his previous breaches "would give your honour no confidence that the offender can comply with orders".
Mr Harrison said he accepted that "most of the matters will attract full-time custody. The problem is, the (rehabilitation) bed is there now. How do you deal with that?"
Jervis pleaded guilty to a string of charges, including use offensive weapon to prevent a police investigation.
He will be sentenced on February 19.
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