A serial unlicensed driver involved in a collision with a stationary car and a police pursuit in the space of nine hours has been given eight months in jail to ponder his crimes.
Police have revealed Nathan Guerin has never the right to drive in any Australian state or territory, but that seems to have been of little consequence to the 29-year-old, who has racked up so many unlicensed driving charges he's banned from even applying for a licence until 2063.
In Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday, Guerin was sentenced to eight months' jail and had another three years added to that disqualification period after he pleaded guilty to a host of traffic offences stemming from his latest run-in with the law.
Documents tendered to the court reveal Guerin was riding a red Yamaha motorcycle south on the Princes Highway at Fairy Meadow about 5pm on April 18 when he failed to brake in time and collided with the rear of a Toyota Camry stopped at traffic lights.
He immediately drove off without stopping and turned left into Daisy Street before disappearing from view.
Another motorist stopped to help the Camry driver.
Meanwhile, police were patrolling the Fairy Meadow area early the next morning when they spotted Guerin sitting on the same motorbike outside a unit block in Alexander Street.
Officers approached Guerin, at which time he began to walk the bike away before starting the engine and speeding off through the unit complex and back onto Alexander Street.
Police gave chase, reaching speeds of up to 120km/h in the signposted 50km/h streets nearby.
At one stage, Guerin realised he was approaching a T-intersection too fast and locked up the bike's brakes, leaving a 100m-long skid mark on the roadway as he almost lost control of the bike. Despite managing to stay upright, Guerin subsequently dumped the bike in nearby bush and fled on foot.
Pursuing officers tackled him to the ground and placed him under arrest.
Police searched Guerin, locating two knives on him.
One, a red and orange kitchen knife with a 9.5cm blade, was found inside a sheath, while the other, a Supatool-branded box cutting knife, was found in a pocket.
Guerin could not provide any valid or reasonable excuse for being in possession of both knives.
He was taken to Wollongong Police Station but declined to be interviewed.
However, when questioned about the bike, Guerin confirmed he was in the process of purchasing it from the owner, who was an inmate in a NSW jail.
He admitted being the rider of the bike at the time of the collision on the highway, saying "I really shouldn't be on the road".
In relation to the pursuit, police told the court while the weather was fine at the time and traffic was very light, Guerin's actions had placed himself and others in "grave danger".
Gurein will be released on eight months' parole in January next year.