A man who was allegedly involved in a police pursuit, with his 14-year-old son in the vehicle, has been refused bail.
The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h, driving while disqualified, and police pursuit - not stop - drive at speed. He appeared via audio visual link from custody at Goulburn Local Court on May 5.
The charges related to an alleged police pursuit from Kingsdale road, Kingsdale to Grafton Street, Goulburn on April 30, 2021.
Magistrate Geraldine Beattie denied the defendant's application for bail.
She said the man was detected allegedly travelling at 118km/h in a 60km/h zone, failed to stop at a stop sign, and then sped 100km/h in a 50km/h zone. She said this occurred while the man's 14-year-old son sat in the passenger seat.
"A custodial sentence is highly likely", Magistrate Beattie said.
"Bail conditions cannot mitigate the risk to the community."
Solicitor Matthew Adam spoke in defence of his client. He said the man was diagnosed as bipolar and "needs constant guidance and support for his mental health".
Mr Adam told the court the man had recently gained full-time employment.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Orchard opposed the man's application for bail saying there was an "unacceptable risk" to the community.
"He is not someone who has demonstrated he cannot commit offences," she said.
The man will reappear at Goulburn Local Court on June 30.
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