Duane Crowe thought the police were targeting him, so he slammed his foot on his car's accelerator and sped away.
The North Albury man led police on a pursuit that lasted less than a minute and went only 500 metres.
But the recklessness of his actions that day, late in the morning of October 31, has resulted in him being given a jail sentence.
The 40-year-old, who pleaded guilty to police pursuit and resist police, will get to serve his nine-month term in the community by way of an intensive corrections order.
Defence lawyer Bronte Winn said that at the time Crowe was being pulled over by police to be tested for alcohol or drugs about three to four times a week.
"He felt he was being targeted," she said.
But Ms Winn said she told Crowe that this was probably just a result of police intelligence on his traffic history, which he now understood.
She said Crowe's offending was "not the most serious pursuit", having involved speeds of less than 100km/h.
The court was told that Crowe pulled over for a random breath test in North Street.
Crowe's breath test was negative to alcohol, but he provided a positive reading to an oral fluid drug test.
He was then told he would have to do a secondary drug test.
"The accused put his foot on the accelerator. (The officer) grabbed his right shoulder," police said.
"The accused accelerated and (the officer) stepped backwards into the (second officer)."
Crowe was fined $1000, must do 100 hours of community service and lost his licence for a year.