A man who drove at police after assaulting his former partner has had his sentence reduced on appeal.
Shane Clark was jailed in November 2020 after driving to the victim's home in Glenrowan on November 25, 2019 and grabbing her by the throat, before threatening to kill her.
She fled the home while crying hysterically and emergency services were contacted.
Clark threatened self harm and police tried to find the vehicle he was driving at the Glenrowan sports ground.
Two officers spotted the Volkswagen and tried to block him in, but Clark twice drove straight into the police car.
He fled and drove past the victim's home before again accelerating at other police without headlights.
Officers tried to use road spikes but he rammed the police vehicle and kept driving.
Clark was chased before hitting a culvert, becoming airborne and crashing.
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Clark appealed the sentence to the Supreme Court and recently had nine months slashed from the non-parole period.
He used ice during the offending.
He argued the sentencing judge wrongly found that his ice use increased his moral culpability, as he knew it was dangerous.
The appeal court heard Clark's abuse, trauma and exposure to drugs made him more susceptible to substance abuse, and didn't increase his culpability.
Two appeal judges found that while Clark's behaviour towards his ex-partner was "reprehensible" and his actions towards police "outrageous", there were errors in the initial sentence.
The judges also cut 15 months from the maximum jail term.
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