A hoon driver's attempt to be released on bail for three weeks to support her loved ones after a death in the family has failed because she would be a danger to the public.
Annaleise Kirchen, 21, has been in custody since April when she was arrested following a series of alleged high-speed pursuits in Wangaratta and Mooroopna.
Police first saw her on the night of March 3 on Greta Road, driving a silver Holden Commodore with false South Australian number plates.
She allegedly refused to pull over, driving on the wrong side of the road - she and her passenger also hung their legs out of open doors.
Senior Constable Peter Clarke told Wangaratta Magistrates Court this week that police abandoned the pursuit because of Kirchen's driving.
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She was spotted three weeks later at Mooroopna McDonald's and again allegedly sped away when she saw the police lights and sirens.
Police reported her maneuvers to get away included reversing down the road, driving along the footpath and reaching 158km/h in a 100 zone.
"Such conduct put other road users and her passengers at risk," Senior Constable Clarke said.
It was more than a week later, on April 4, when Kirchen again fled from police in a gold Holden Commodore.
She allegedly reached 160km/h along the 80 zone on Mason Street in Wangaratta and was seen swerving down the road.
Police eventually arrested her on April 30, hiding at her sister's house under a pile of clothes and charged her with offences including conducting endangering serious injury.
Senior Constable Clarke said Kirchen appeared drug affected when arrested and had a history of dangerous police pursuits, which meant her licence was disqualified.
"To avoid getting caught by police, she drives at a reckless speed and knows police will not pursue her if her driving is dangerous enough," he said.
"There's a continuing trend of trying to avoid apprehension by police and her family are unwilling to disclose her whereabouts ... I would be worried she would endanger the lives of the public if released."
Kirchen's defence solicitor Geoff Clancy said although she has already served four months on remand, it was likely she would be sentenced to more jail time when the case comes back to court in three weeks.
He proposed a curfew and daily reporting to police could mitigate the risks of her reoffending.
But magistrate Ian Watkins refused the application for bail, saying it was only good luck no one had died as a result of her driving.
"I have no faith that she would comply with any of the bail conditions I impose," he said.
"She has a history of thumbing her nose at court orders."
The case was adjourned until September.