A man apprehended underneath a house in Spring Street after a late night police pursuit appeared in Orange Bail Court on Wednesday.
Matthew James Sullivan, 28 of Maxwell Avenue, was charged with police pursuit, dangerous driving, and driving while under the influence of alcohol.
Officers from the Central West Police District gave chase of a Holden Vectra Sedan about 11.40pm on Tuesday, when the driver failed to obey directions to stop on Leeds Parade.
The pursuit was terminated when the driver, alleged to be Sullivan, collided into a concrete traffic island on Northern Distributor Road.
Sullivan was later apprehended while attempting to evade police by hiding underneath a house on Spring Street.
The man was refused bail when he appeared in court before a registrar who cited the fact he was currently serving parole.
[He was] previously convicted of take and drive a motor vehicle, he doesn't need access to a car, he will take any car he wantsSergeant Carl Smith
Solicitor Gerry Stapleton confirmed Sullivan was on parole, but was working as a landscaper at the time of the alleged offence.
Mr Stapleton said Sullivan was released from custody on May 11 and his parole was to continue until February next year.
"With respect to the offending itself, the motor vehicle he admitted to driving belongs to his partner, the vehicle remains at the address in Spring Street," Mr Stapleton said.
He said because Sullivan did not own a motor vehicle or now have access to a motor vehicle it would limit the chance of him reoffending.
Mr Stapleton said Sullivan also had a limited driving history, no "fail to appear convictions" and he would agree to comply with strict bail conditions such as a curfew between 9pm and 5am and reporting daily to Orange Police Station.
He said Sullivan was a young man who needed to be free for future court appearances and to attend the funeral of a family member who recently died.
However, police prosecutor Sergeant Carl Smith opposed granting Sullivan bail.
"[He was] previously convicted of take and drive a motor vehicle, he doesn't need access to a car, he will take any car he wants," Sergeant Smith said.
He also said there was potential danger exhibited by Sullivan's driving.
"[At] 11.42pm on the Northern Distributor, Hill Street and Spring Street, [there was] risk of coming into contact with other vehicles," Sergeant Smith said.
"[The] risk of driving on the other side of the road on a blind crest is ludicrous in the extreme."
Sullivan is yet to enter any pleas in relation to the two charges.
He is scheduled to appeal via audio visual link in Orange Local Court on Monday where he could make another bail application before a magistrate.
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