A MAN accused of leading police on a pursuit through Temora’s streets is likely to miss the birth of his child after being refused bail in Wagga Local Court.
Mark Thomas Burnett, 24, of Central Wagga, was arrested in Barmedman on February 18.
Police allege he was the driver of a Commodore that led police on a chase through at least six streets for an hour that morning.
They claim he was a disqualified driver who had already been charged with another driving while disqualified offence on February 6.
Police prosecutor Priscilla Jones opposed Burnett’s bail application, saying the police case was strong and they feared Burnett would commit further offences on bail.
She said Burnett had previous convictions for driving while disqualified.
Burnett’s solicitor David Barron claimed the police case was weak and said his client’s partner was expecting a child in five weeks.
Magistrate Erin Kennedy refused the bail application.
“I am not convinced there are conditions I can place on you to address the risks and concerns,” Ms Kennedy said.
The case has been adjourned to Temora Local Court on February 25.
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