The wife of an ice user, who was arrested after an alleged police chase last week, says her husband will lose his family and house if he continues to take illicit drugs.
Chris David Brown was arrested on July 30 after allegedly crashing his unregistered Ford wagon at Victoria Park and running away from police.
The 32-year-old has been charged with 10 offences, including dangerous driving while being pursued by police, possessing methylamphetamine, possessing an imitation firearm and car theft.
During a bail application at the Ballarat Magistrates Court on Wednesday, Brown's wife Samantha Vale said her husband was putting their marriage, children and house at risk.
But she said she would help Brown seek drug treatment and drive him to his appointments.
"He needs to stay off the drugs. He needs to stay away from the associates," Ms Vale said.
"He has told me he wants to get off the drugs but it's hard."
Ms Vale said her husband would lose her and his children, and she would be forced to sell their family home because she could not afford the mortgage on her own.
"I can't keep doing it and I am not going to. I am not joking," she said.
Magistrate John Doherty said drug use was dividing families.
"It seems to dominate and control every thought process every day," Mr Doherty said.
Police informant Senior Constable Darryn Evans said police opposed Brown's bail application, saying he was an unacceptable risk of committing further offences, not answering bail and endangering the public's safety.
On July 30 at 4.50pm, State Highway Patrol members were stationary at the Sturt and Gillies streets intersection when they allegedly saw Brown driving the wagon with false number plates.
Police tried to stop the 32-year-old but he allegedly accelerated, reaching speeds of between 70km/h and 80km/h, before crashing within the grounds of the park.
Brown was eventually located hiding in the backyard of a vacant property at the Winter and Valentine streets intersection
A bag from the accused's vehicle allegedly contained an imitation firearm, 0.96 grams of methlamphetamine, and an ice pipe, while two power tools were found in the rear passenger foot well.
Police attended Brown's Miners Rest address and allegedly located a stolen black Holden ute.
The magistrate granted Brown bail, telling him "the only limb left standing for you is your willingness to access treatment". Brown will return to court in September.