A Benalla man who crashed into a woman's minivan carrying her grandchildren during a high-speed police pursuit has labelled his actions as "pathetic".
Reece Lesslie was sentenced in Wodonga Magistrates Court this week via videolink charged with the October 2 police chase from Wangaratta to Beechworth involving speeds of up to 160km/h.
Lesslie said he wished he could say "sorry" to the victims who were all injured when he drove onto the wrong side of the Chiltern-Beechworth Road colliding with the Kia minivan.
The court heard Lesslie was observed driving in Wangaratta with his partner in the vehicle, nearly striking pedestrians and not displaying number plates before police pursued him towards Beechworth.
"Police activated their lights, you crossed onto the wrong side of the road, you failed to stop, other vehicles were required to take invasive action," magistrate Ian Watkins said.
"Prior to you entering into Beechworth stop sticks were deployed, your tyres were deflated but you continued to drive through the town, including driving on the incorrect side of the road.
"There was heavy traffic as you drove through the CBD - it is any wonder you didn't have an accident there."
Lesslie was also being tracked by the police air wing.
"Somewhat tragically you struck another vehicle, you struck another vehicle being driven by a grandmother with her grandchildren on board," Mr Watkins said.
"They were all injured, it could have been worse, you could have been facing charges of culpable driving.
"You could have killed yourself as well."
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Before Mr Watkins could hand down his sentence, the 28-year-old said he was full of remorse.
"I wish I had had the chance to say sorry to the victims," he said.
"I should have been at at home with my family, instead I was out on ice doing this pathetic act."
Mr Watkins warned Lesslie to think about that when he is released.
"You need to think about what, or who means more to you in this life - your family or ice," he said.
He was convicted sentenced to 18 months imprisonment with a minimum parole period of 12 months.
He has already served 138 days since his arrest on October 2.