A teen who drove 'dangerously and recklessly' was walked into a police station by his dad after reaching speeds of 70mph during a police chase.

Daniel Miles, 19, of Little Court, appeared at Liverpool Crown Court on Tuesday for an offence of dangerous driving.

The court heard how a fully marked police vehicle requested a BMW to stop on January 27, 2020 at around 3.15pm.

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However, the driver of the car 'accelerated away' and a 15-minute pursuit commenced around Vauxhall Road.

Ms Zahra Baqri, prosecuting, said Miles overtook several moving vehicles 'at speed' and at one point 'lost control' of the vehicle.

She went on to say that Miles drove 'the wrong side of the carriageway' and reached speeds of up to 70mph all in 30mph zones.

The court heard how near a Sainsbury's store, around 12 pedestrians were waiting to cross, but Miles 'didn't slow or show any attempts to stop', instead he contravened multiple red lights.

Upon turning onto Latimer Street, a 'heavy populated residential area', Miles, who was 17 at the time of the offence, hit speed bumps which saw his tyre burst.

But Ms Baqri said 'this did not stop the defendant'.

The pursuit continued and saw Miles mounting a curb and driving on a public footpath before re-joining onto Leeds Street.

The court was told police tried to enforce a stop but Miles 'drove into the police vehicle'.

Eventually, all four occupants in the car 'went off in different directions' which resulted in a short pursuit, but Miles 'avoided detection' by escaping on a bicycle.

Ms Baqri said it was a 'deliberate disregard for the safety of others' and that the teen had reached 'excessive speeds'.

The court heard how Miles' father took him to the police station after finding out he may have been in the vehicle.

Desmond Lennon, defence counsel, said despite initial objections, Miles pleaded guilty on the day of trial and accepted it was 'bad driving', to which the judge said was 'an understatement'.

Mr Lennon went on to say two red lights were contravened but 'thankfully there was no evidence of anyone being injured'.

The defence counsel said this was a 'turning point' in his life and he 'recognises he was on the wrong path of life at the time'.

The court heard how Miles, who suffers with his mental health, has 'sought to change his way of life' and has improved his state of mind.

Judge Recorder Richard Leiper QC said the offence was 'dangerous and reckless' and involved driving on the wrong side of the road.

He added: "It's clear there is a very significant risk of serious injury to other road users, you are only lucky there was not."

Mr Recorder Leiper QC acknowledged it had 'taken 10 months for charges to be brought' and took into consideration Miles' 'age and lack of maturity'.

However, he said the offence was 'so serious, only a custodial sentence can be justified'.

Miles was given a 27 week detention at a young offenders institute and was disqualified from driving for 65 weeks, with an extended retest to be taken.

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