An 18-year-old Sebastopol man who led police on a chase with a blown tyre, leaving behind a trail of destruction has been taken off the road for a year.
The Ballarat Magistrates’ Court on Thursday heard Reece Barclay-Wilson was followed by police after a number of drivers phoned in details about the accused overtaking erratically on Gillies Street in July.
He later reached the highway with more reports of erratic driving after one of his tyres blew.
The court heard Barclay-Wilson continued driving on the car’s rim, sending out sparks and leaving gouge marks in the road.
When he was finally intercepted he told police he was only a learner driver.
He had no L plates displayed and the passenger of the car held no licence.
He was also asked to undergo an oral fluid test which came back positive for methylamphetamine.
Asked to explain this, Barclay-Wilson said he smoked ice the day before.
In September he was also charged with theft of a motor vehicle after forensic evidence linked him to a stolen car found in Leawarra Cresent.
The car had been graffitied with words such as “cop killer” and “too slow, catch me if you can”.
Barclay-Wilson was later arrested at a Delacombe address after warrants were issued for his arrest for failing to appear at a recent court hearing.
During the arrest the accused refused to put his hands behind his back, with more police called in to help.
He was also found with four iPhones and a pair of $600 earrings.
The court also heard Barclay-Wilson was charged again in September after he threw a chair through the window of his mother’s house after she asked him to clear up the dishes and he became aggressive.
His lawyer, David Taminika, told the court his client had been through a number of tough times.
He conceded Barclay-Wilson needed to be linked into anger management programs and other programs to deal with any drug use.
“He has lost direction in where he is going,” he said.
Barclay-Wilson pleaded guilty to the 12 offences.
He was sentenced to an 18-month community corrections order with conditions to complete 150 hours of community work, undergo treatment and rehabilitation for drugs and complete any offender behaviour programs deemed necessary.
He was also disqualified from driving for 12 months. If he pleaded not guilty he would have been placed in a youth justice centre for six months.