A Mount Warrigal man who crashed his car into a light pole at Windang was caught leaving the scene with a cache of make-up and electronic goods, a court has heard.
Shane Doyle is accused of making off on foot with the suspected stolen items wrapped in a T-shirt and later becoming abusive towards police and refusing to undergo blood and urine testing.
Doyle, 31, entered a plea of not guilty to all charges in Wollongong Local Court yesterday, claiming he was forced off the road by a swerving car.
Police claim Doyle was travelling southbound on the Primbee bypass at 5pm on Wednesday when his car struck a pole, which crashed on to the road.
Doyle allegedly then parked 300 metres away in Golf Place, wrapping a large amount of property from the car in a T-shirt and walking from the scene.
When police arrived and searched Doyle, they located a number of items they claim to be stolen, including eye-liner pencils and other make-up, an iPod and iPod accessories, SD cards, new Gillette razors and an Optus SIM card, the court heard.
He was given a roadside breath test, which came back with a negative result.
Doyle was then taken to Shellharbour Hospital for blood and urine samples to be taken. However, police will allege he refused to comply.
After arriving back at the station, the Mount Warrigal man admitted to driving the car but claimed he had been forced to avoid another vehicle that kept swerving into his lane, police said.
While in custody he allegedly threatened an officer, stating: "You wait until I get out of here and I see you."
He is facing six charges, including refusing to give blood and urine samples, negligent driving, damaging property, being in possession of suspected stolen goods and intimidating an officer.
Opposing bail, police prosecutor Sergeant Pavlin said a custodial sentence was likely if Doyle was convicted.
Defence solicitor John Gallagher, acting for Doyle, said his client could provide a surety, report to police three days a week and would abide by a curfew.
Magistrate Michael Stoddart refused Doyle bail.
He will reappear in Wollongong Local Court on February 5.