After what has been described as a "frightening episode" of domestic violence against his partner, a Glenrowan man then put four police officers at risk of harm by driving dangerously close to them.
Shane Clark, 32, now faces a long stint in jail.
He appeared in the County Court this week to plead guilty to charges including assault and threatening to kill his partner on November 25, 2019, plus two counts of intentionally exposing emergency workers to risk.
Judge Howard Mason said they were "extremely serious charges".
"Whether they're medical personnel or police officers, they don't have to put up with this sort of violent behaviour from people who are for the most part drug-addled," he said.
"He's at serious risk of getting serious further time in prison."
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Clark has been out on bail awaiting his court hearing.
His barrister Charles Morgan asked the case be adjourned so he could obtain a medical report for Clark, with evidence his client had issues with his mental functioning at the time.
But that was combined with drug use - Clark also pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis.
"He was aware that he had at least anxiety and depression at the time ... It's got all the hallmarks of a person who understood they had problems, but, of his own choice, decided that he'd rather take the medication through illegal drug use such as cannabis and amphetamines," Judge Mason said.
"The domestic violence was a violent, abusive and frightening episode against a female partner, the current context of what seems to be an epidemic - it's not lessening in the community.
"The abuse against females, and in particular in domestic relationships, has got to be seriously addressed by the court."
The case was adjourned until October.