A disqualified driver who blew through a Humffray Street stop sign at a fast rate of speed was found hiding in a cupboard by police.
Brandon Holmes, 24, pleaded guilty to more than 20 charges in the Ballarat Magistrates Court on Tuesday, including driving in a dangerous manner.
Police prosecutor Leading Senior Constable Clint Prebble told the court on May 31 this year, police saw a red Holden Commodore with no registration plates and tried to pull it over.
The vehicle failed to stop and "accelerated at a fast rate of speed", going through a stop sign.
On June 4, Holmes was seen by police driving a stolen blue Nissan Pulsar, which they found later that day at a Sebastopol home.
The red Holden Commodore without plates was located at an address nearby, with a search of the property resulting in the accused being found in a rear cupboard.
On November 18 last year, police identified Holmes driving a red Holden with stolen plates on Yarrowee Street. When police activated sirens the man failed to stop, doing approximately 100km/h in an 60km/h zone and not giving way at the Bala Street intersection.
Magistrate Gregory Robinson told the court while he accepted that Holmes was young and had good prospects for rehabilitation, it was "young men in particular I'm trying to deter from this behaviour".
The man's defence laywer Heidi Keighran said the man had an "issue with cannabis" which had been the source of his offending, and had already spent 48 days in pre-sentence detention.
She said the distress of his family was a "wake up call", and his family was more important than the "alleged mates who've deserted him".
Holmes received an 18 month community corrections order.
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