A man accused of driving a car at police officers who had come to arrest him claims he did not realise who they were, wrongly believing they were people who had previously "chased him down".
Anthony Lachlan Batcheldor, 29, was refused bail when he appeared in the ACT Magistrates Court on Monday afternoon.
In documents tendered to the court, police say two officers went to a public housing complex in Ngunnawal on Saturday to arrest Mr Batcheldor for other matters.
The officers were in an unmarked car when they arrived, but the lights and sirens were on.
They found Mr Batcheldor behind the wheel of a blue Holden Calais, according to the documents, which say both officers stood by the car yelling and gesturing for the 29-year-old to stop. A civilian at the scene is said to have done the same.
Police allege that instead of getting out, Mr Batcheldor reversed the Holden into the police car at speed and almost struck one of the officers.
The Holden hit two aviaries, garbage bins and a picket fence, and one of the officers pulled the driver's door open in another attempt to stop Mr Batcheldor, according to the documents.
But Mr Batcheldor allegedly accelerated forwards towards some women who live at the public housing complex, causing one to jump on top of her car in fear and another to move out of the way.
The Holden smashed through a wooden fence at the back of a car port, according to police, and Mr Batcheldor allegedly got out and ran away barefoot.
The officers say they chased Mr Batcheldor and eventually arrested him after drawing a Taser to get him to surrender.
Mr Batcheldor appeared in court on Monday, charged with seven offences including driving at police, damaging a police vehicle, and failing to stop for police.
He also faces charges including aggravated robbery and assault following an alleged incident in Florey last month. Those charges allege that he punched a man and threw him into a wall before stealing and damaging property at the man's home.
A third series of charges alleges that Mr Batcheldor threw a chair towards prison guards and punched two of them while on remand at the Alexander Maconochie Centre in April.
He did not enter any pleas on Monday.
Legal Aid lawyer Kara McKee told the court Mr Batcheldor had instructed her that he had not known it was a police vehicle involved in the incident on Saturday.
Ms McKee said Mr Batcheldor claimed to have been "chased down" by a vehicle the previous day, and he thought the police officers were the same unnamed people coming after him again.
She applied for bail on Mr Batcheldor's behalf, saying he wanted to live with his mother in NSW if released, and that he was willing to accept court-ordered monitoring to deal with his drug issues.
But prosecutor Olivia Sparrow opposed bail, noting the seriousness of the charges and that violence was evident in all three sets of allegations.
Ms Sparrow said the court could have no confidence in Mr Batcheldor's ability to comply with bail conditions.
Magistrate James Lawton agreed, finding that Mr Batcheldor was not a suitable candidate for bail.
Mr Lawton remanded Mr Batcheldor in custody until his next court appearance on August 3.