A heavy "ice" user who rammed a police car as he made his escape out of an Albury motel car park will have another three years of paying for his crimes.
That is the length of an intensive corrections order imposed this week on Jarrad Craig Jervis, following eight months spent in custody.
The order requires Jervis to adhere to a list of strict conditions, mainly related to drug rehabilitation.
"His criminal history suggests it has escalated in seriousness," magistrate Imad Abdul-Karim said.
"But since he has been in custody he's made a conscious and deliberate decision to address his drug addiction."
Mr Abdul-Karim noted how Jervis had not long bought "two ounces", or just under 60 grams, of methamphetamine for $10,000 before committing his crimes.
"He ended up using once ounce of the two ounces," he said.
But after getting in trouble and returning to his Wodonga home, "he disposed of the remaining drug down the toilet".
"He has a chronic methamphetamine problem, (though) he has the support of his mother and sisters."
Jervis, 27, will also have to complete 350 hours of unpaid community work.
He was disqualified from driving for two years.
Jervis previously pleaded guilty to a string of charges, including assault police and using an offensive weapon to prevent a police investigation.
He had been in custody since last June 15.
A sergeant and senior-constable went to the Astor Motel on May 11, 2018, about 10pm with the intention of doing a walk-through in the bar.
They parked behind Jervis's unregistered Holden Commodore, which had number plates belonging to another car.
Without warning, Jervis reversed suddenly into their vehicle.
Both officers had to leap out of the way.
The sergeant used his torch to smash the driver's side window of the car, which also had a passenger - a young, blonde woman.
But Jervis kept revving his car then did a U-turn, crashing into a pot plant before crashing again into the police car and another vehicle as both were blocking the exit.
He was ordered to pay $6225.82 over damage to the police car and $4787.38 to the owner of the other vehicle, though Mr Abdul-Karim said it was unlikely Jervis would be able to afford such compensation.
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