A man jailed for five-and-a-half years for serious driving and firearm offences has failed to have his sentence shortened, despite Supreme Court judges finding issues with the way he was sentenced on some charges.
He drove at "very high speed", most often on the Hume Freeway between Wangaratta and Melbourne, and often in stolen cars.
Kettyle reached speeds above 150km/h during a five kilometre pursuit on the Wangaratta-Yarrawonga Road.
He drove onto the wrong side of the road towards oncoming traffic.
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The police air wing was called to one chase on the Hume Freeway which reached 160km/h and had to be terminated due to safety concerns.
The car was abandoned at the Cranbourne Shopping Centre in Melbourne and 20 shotgun shells were later found inside.
Kettyle's licence was suspended at the time of the driving and he was on bail, and a lever action shotgun was later found at his home.
He had appealed his sentence, which included a non-parole period of four years, arguing it was manifestly excessive.
Kettyle also appealed against a charge of firearm possession on the basis he hadn't been arraigned on the charge.
While the judges found some errors in the way the case had been handled in the County Court, the appeal was largely dismissed.
He was acquitted on two charges and his $1000 fine was reduced by $250 by the judges sitting in Melbourne recently.
The sentence was not found to be manifestly excessive.