Stanley CeissmanA CRIMINAL who skipped rehab led police on a high speed car chase in a white Porsche worth more than $150,000, reaching speeds of 250km/h.
Stanley Ceissman fronted Albury Local Court this week after the police pursuit on the Hume Highway on August 6.
The 23-year-old was on parole and driving the stolen Boxster when he came to police attention at Woomargama.
He was only travelling at 106km/h when police noticed him at 8.20am, but quickly hit 206km/h when they activated their lights and sirens at Holbrook.
The car continued to travel at more than 200km/h over the next 100 kilometres.
The police at times reached speeds of 230km/h without gaining on the sports car.
The vehicle was travelling so fast, it took less than half-an-hour to drive 100 kilometres.
The incident came to an end near the North Gundagai exit when the car came to a stop facing the wrong way.
A witness spotted the Sydney man getting out of the car and running into farmland, causing police to set up a containment area.
A search dog was brought in and Ceissman was arrested while hiding in water in a creek bed.
“Yeah, it’s a stolen car, big deal,” he told them after being caught.
“How did the dog find me down here?
“I was meant to be in rehab in Victoria until October but I just wanted to get back to Sydney.”
The car had been stolen from the Melbourne suburb of Balaclava during an aggravated break-in earlier that morning, along with a Mercedes and a credit card.
The owner wants Ceissman to pay $43,000 in compensation, which he will fight.
He will return to the Albury court on October 11 for sentencing.