A Victorian man accused of illegally crossing state borders and leading police on a wild 200km pursuit before running out of fuel in country NSW is due to face court.
The 51-year-old from Warrnambool, about three hours southwest of Melbourne, was stopped by police at a permit checkpoint on the Hume Highway in Albury about 11.40am on Monday.
He told police he was driving to Canberra without a permit, but was refused entry after checks revealed he had previously made unsuccessful attempts to illegally cross the border.
The man was directed back to Victoria with a police escort but returned to the highway at speed and took off.
He was clocked driving at up to 172km/h before police deployed road spikes and deflated one of his tyres.
Police said the man continued to drive with one wheel on its rims and was pursued for about 200km until he ran out of fuel and stopped near Jugiong, about 90 minutes northwest of Canberra.
He was refused bail to appear at Gundagai Local Court on Tuesday.