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Man's attempt to escape police ends in hospital

A 29-YEAR-OLD man's attempt to evade police ended in him crashing through a fence and breaking his leg.

When police passed Adam Michael Smit at 5.10am on June 12 in Yarrabilba he was already wanted by police for breeching a domestic violence order.

Though police were unaware of his identity, Smit sped off on his 750cc motorbike.

"It was obvious it wasn't going to stop and was intent on evading police,” Police Prosecutor Sgt Wayne Bushell said.

"Police stopped their pursuit but saw the bike take a sharp left turn at speed. Police were of the belief, given the speed the bike was going, it wasn't going to make the turn and they were right: It crashed into a timber fence ”

Smit was found with a broken leg and a backpack containing amphetamine, drug utensils and 11 rounds of ammunition.

After Smit was transferred to the Princess Alexander Hospital for treatment and a blood test, he escaped.

It wasn't until police conducted a routine traffic stop they found Smit hiding in the back of station wagon in September.

Smit pleaded guilty to 16 charges when he appeared in Kingaroy Magistrates Court on October 10.

They included: Five drugs charges; three weapons charges; failing to stop; two counts of breaching a domestic violence order; driving under the influence of drugs; obstructing police; and breaching bail.

Magistrate Andrew Hackett sentenced Smit to a total 214 days' jail for his 16 offences, to be served concurrently. The largest term was 50 days for failing to stop for police.

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