A 25-year-old driver accused of trying to run down pedestrians in Warrnambool and stealing from Ballarat businesses has withdrawn a bail application.
Melton South's Billy Slater appeared in the dock of the Ballarat Magistrates Court on Friday to apply for bail.
But he withdrew the application and was remanded in custody until July for a contested mention.
Slater has been charged with three counts of burglary, three counts of theft and one count of reckless conduct endangering life, allegedly occurring in January, February and March.
The Warrnambool Magistrates Court had previously been told Slater was arrested in Warrnambool in March after a three-hour manhunt.
Police allege he stole a $3000 Apple Mac desktop computer from a Hummfray Street electrical store and a $50,000 truck from a bricklaying company in Sebastopol.
That truck was later found dumped and burnt out in the Canadian State Forest.
In another incident, Slater allegedly drove a maroon 2000 Ford Fairmount sedan at a number of pedestrians standing near Warrnambool's Flying Horse and Brewery, causing them to take evasive action.
The vehicle was allegedly involved in a high-speed police pursuit, which was terminated, before it ran out of fuel.
Slater's appearance in court on Friday was brief, with magistrate Gregory Robinson saying Slater had travelled all they way to Ballarat to withdraw his bail application.
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