A truck driver accused of having used methamphetamine before causing a fatal Mullengandra crash has taken the "unusual" step of asking to go to jail.
Jamie William Egan, 46, could be seen sitting behind his lawyer during a video link between the Albury and Liverpool Local Courts on Tuesday.
Albury Court was told there was going to be a bail variation application for Egan, who was arrested and charged with several serious matters after he crashed into a utility on the Hume Freeway on March 28.
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The other driver, 63, was killed in the collision.
But magistrate Richard Funston and police prosecutor Sergeant Andrew Pike said they had not been given notice of the application.
That was when defence lawyer Roy Gramoglia dropped his bombshell.
"Mr Egan wants to go into custody today. It's an unusual situation."
The move led to a brief discussion on just how that could take place, such as whether Egan needed to hand himself in the Liverpool police station in suburban Sydney or perhaps have his lawyer organise a time and day for when NSW Corrective Services could take him into custody.
But in the end, the Albury matter was briefly adjourned to allow Mr Gramoglia to get a Corrective Services officer into the court's video suite.
Mr Gramoglia had estimated a possible delay of six to eight months for inclusion of an expert blood analysis in the prosecution brief.
This week the court heard there had been a delay, caused by difficulties in obtaining Egan's blood sample from an ACT hospital, but of nowhere near that length.
Sergeant Pike said a sample of Egan's blood was now being analysed, though because of the wait in receiving an expert's report he asked for an adjournment of four to six weeks
Mr Funston allowed the adjournment, to March 3, though emphasised there would be no further delays.
"Obviously it is critical and we all understand that expert advice takes time," he said.