A drug-addled recidivist criminal who sped through Albury residential streets at up to 160km/h will languish in jail for another two years.
That came with the sentencing on Thursday of James Strauss to a four-year, six-month term in Albury Local Court.
His release date of September 11, 2021, is thanks only to a three-year non-parole period for a string of crimes including police pursuits, car thefts and multiple instances of driving while disqualified and break-ins.
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Magistrate Imad Abdul-Karim said there was no doubt that had Strauss not being caught by police back on July 8, his crime spree would have continued unabated.
Mr Abdul-Karim said he had no choice, given Strauss's continual offending, to impose a punishment that protected the community.
Defence lawyer Jaimee Simonsen had argued that the best way to do so was through rehabilitating Strauss of his drug addiction.
The 22-year-old, who was on parole when he committed the two sets of offences - just days apart - for which he was sentenced on Thursday, showed no emotion when handed the jail term.
Strauss was also disqualified from driving for five years.
Mr Abdul-Karim especially highlighted the fact that Strauss had admitted to police that he reached speeds of up to 140km/h to 160km/h in 50km/h speed zones in Albury.
He also reached speeds of up to 220km/h on the Hume Freeway.
The latest offences came at the end of an eight-day stretch of Strauss going without sleep
Strauss pleaded guilty to more than two dozen charges.
His breach of parole meant he was already in custody until January 15, 2021.
"It's clear that Mr Strauss has a considerable drug dependency," Ms Simonsen said.
She said Strauss began using methamphetamine when he was 17.
"He instructs me that when these offences occurred he was on an 'ice' binge."
Strauss had an intellectual disability and had been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder.