A man who was captured on CCTV getting into his car outside a pub denied he was driving and suggested someone had taken his car.
Nicholas James Rodwell, 23, of McArdle Street, Molong, was charged with dangerous driving along Watson Street, Molong, between 12.50am and 1am on November 17 last year.
According to police, Rodwell was captured on CCTV getting into a black Isuzu ute at 12.50am and when he saw police he accelerated harshly.
Police accelerated to catch up with him and saw him drive onto the wrong side of the road and "cut the corner" at the intersection of Watson and Wellington streets.
Police gained on him and turned on their warning lights but he continued driving without slowing down at a give way sign.
Police estimated he was travelling between 80 and 100km/h in a 50km/h zone and police turned off their lights and stopped following him because of his dangerous driving.
Police saw him again at 1.10am and again tried to stop him and again turned on their flashing lights but stopped when he turned onto an unsealed road.
Police tracked down his address and spoke to his mother who contacted her son on their behalf.
He was sentenced in Orange Local Court and given a 12-month community correction order, a 12-month driving disqualification and 50 hours of community service.
Rodwell was also charged twice with not stopping for police, for which he received two concurrent six-month community correction orders with 15 hours of community service.
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