A Golden Square man was arrested twice in one hour yesterday morning.
The man allegedly drove drunk to his former partner’s home and smashed her letterbox before being caught evading police as he returned to harass her.
Luke Nicholas Taylor, 25, was caught by police at his home and arrested for breaching an intervention order, as well as driving with an alleged blood alcohol reading of 0.148.
He was charged by police and released from custody at 3.15am.
At 3.25am police were called to Taylor’s former girlfriend’s address, where he allegedly returned to shout threats at her, breaching the intervention order and bail order.
The Bendigo Magistrates Court heard Taylor resisted arrest and used force to escape from police when they went to arrest him.
Taylor then fled the scene, jumped over fences and ran through people’s yards before back-up police units were called to conduct a search of the area, the court heard.
Police found him a short time later in the backyard of a nearby house.
Prosecuting, Senior Constable Mark Herman said Taylor was aggressive towards police and was sprayed with capsicum spray before being taken back into custody. He faces seven charges, including using force to escape police, breaching an intervention order, drink-driving and damaging property.
The court heard Taylor was in a relationship with the victim for just over a year and their relationship had ended about eight months ago.
At a self-represented bail application yesterday, Taylor’s plea to be released was denied by Magistrate Peter Reardon.
Taylor was remanded to face Bendigo Magistrates Court on February 18.