A 19-year-old man who was not to enter Maitland under strict bail conditions was caught driving in Bolwarra Heights on Tuesday night.
The teenager allegedly drove past police on Maitland Vale Road in a car that had been reported for the way it had been driven in the suburb a few days earlier.
Police recognised the driver, Samuel Shakespear, of Booner Street, Hawks Nest, who they had dealt with on previous occasions.
Court papers said the driver had ignored police warnings to stop.
As police were about to initiate a pursuit the car pulled over to the kerb.
When asked for his licence and registration papers, Shakespear allegedly told police: “I don’t have one.”
He underwent a roadside breath test and provided a low sample, police said.
Inquiries revealed Shakespear had been disqualified from driving for two years at Maitland Local Court from December last year to December 2013.
He was on bail not to enter the Maitland Local Government Area except to attend court or for prior legal appointments.
In bail court yesterday, Shakespear’s solicitor said his client was passing through Maitland after accepting an offer of employment from an associate.
The prosecution opposed bail and said Shakespear had an inability to comply with the directions of the court.
The court heard Shakespear was in breach of several good behaviour bonds, bail conditions and had a record of breaches.
The court registrar refused bail stating Shakespear’s lengthy history of breaches, disregard for court orders and the likelihood of custody if convicted.
Shakespear did not enter pleas to the driving while disqualified charge.
He will face court on a charge of actual bodily harm after he was accused of hitting a man in the head with a bottle at Hawks Nest in July.
He will next appear in court via video link on Monday.