Ballarat hoon with 'no regard for law' fails to get car back

A BALLARAT man was allegedly clocked driving 75km/h over the speed limit shortly after evading police, a court has heard.

Abdulazi Alkandari, 21, of Buninyong, appeared in Ballarat Magistrates Court on Thursday where he tried unsuccessfully to get his impounded car back from police.

Detailing the alleged offending, Ballarat Highway Patrol Senior Constable Tony Creanor said he first spotted Alkandari last Friday night on the Western Freeway near Warrenheip, driving at 128km/h in an 80km/h zone.

Senior Constable Creanor said he tried to intercept Alkandari before the accused allegedly sped up to 175km/h in the following 100km/h zone of the freeway.

The court heard the police car travelled at more than 200km/h in an effort to catch Alkandari.

The court was told Alkandari was disqualified from driving at the time, having been being caught speeding in May.

Senior Constable Creanor said police opposed Alkandari's application to release his impounded vehicle because he had put the public at risk.

"He has absolutely no regard for the laws in our state," he said.

The court head Alkandari told police he had been speeding due to his cousin having an asthma attack in Melbourne.

But Senior Constable Creanor said he sent police and an ambulance to the address in Melbourne, with no one there.

Magistrate Cynthia Toose refused the application, adding Alkandari's driving had been "appalling".

"I'm concerned about the danger to the community," Ms Toose said.

Alkandari is expected to be charged with a range of driving offences on Thursday.

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