A Wodonga man who hit speeds of up to 90km/h in a 50km/h Albury residential street zone during a pursuit later offered police the excuse of "I just panicked".
The pursuit happened in central Albury around Sackville and Wyse streets on the night of March 30, Albury Local Court has heard.
Police called-off the pursuit when Benjamin Brett Williams turned into the Forrest Hill area.
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The owner of the car, when contacted, told police Williams was the driver.
Williams, 21, of Yarralumla Drive, has pleaded guilty to a single charge of police pursuit.
Defence lawyer Mitchell Irwin asked magistrate Miranda Moody for the case against Williams to be adjourned for a sentence assessment report.
"There are some mental health issues at play, your honour, so I think (Williams' sentencing) would benefit from a report," Mr Irwin said.
The court was told that police were heading west in Poole Street that night about 9.45 when they saw a black Ford Falcon XR6 sedan travelling south on Sackville Street "at a fast rate of speed".
Williams will be sentenced on June 21.
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