A boy racer drove across a playground, through a field full of dog walkers and went the wrong way round a mini roundabout as he tried to get away from police - not even stopping when they used a stinger to deflate his front tyres.
Teenage danger driver Connor Dodds flouted the Covid-19 lockdown to take a friend for a spin in a car he had no licence and no insurance to drive.
The 19-year-old has now been jailed for 12 months after a judge slammed the "particularly bad piece of driving'.
Newcastle Crown Court heard that Dodds was spotted by police on April 28 when they noticed a Volkswagen Bora travelling at high speed on Acre Rigg Road in Peterlee, County Durham.
The vehicle failed to stop for the officers, and they pursued it through Peterlee and Easington.
Prosecutor Uzma Khan said: "He continued to drive at speed through residential areas, at one point going onto the wrong side of the road.
"He overtook a vehicle on a mini roundabout while going the wrong way around the roundabout."
Even after police used a stinger in an attempt to stop the car, Dodds continued driving with two flat front tyres.
During the chase, the vehicle drove "well in excess of the speed limit", across a playground and across fields where members of the public were walking their dogs.
Ms Khan said that at one point Dodds mounted a pavement and "members of the public sitting on the grass had to move out of the way".
She said: "The vehicle travelled at excess speed all the way through residential areas, at one point passing outside a school."
The car eventually stopped in Easington and two men got out and ran away, but were arrested and taken into custody in Peterlee.
Dodds initially denied being the driver of the vehicle but later pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving without insurance and driving without a licence.
Ms Khan added: "He ought not to have been in a vehicle in such close proximity to someone from another household due to the Covid-19 restrictions."
Neil Bennett, defending, said Dodds was "still very young" and was facing the prospect of his first custodial sentence as he was about to become a father.
Judge Ray Singh jailed the teenager for 12 months, telling him, “This was a particularly bad piece of driving.
“The police asked you to stop but you chose not to. You drove extremely dangerously in a residential area.
The police tried their level best to stop you, deploying a stinger, but you continued driving in a dangerous manner with flat tyres.
“It is only through good fortune that no injury was caused to anybody.”
Dodds, of Johnson Close, Peterlee, was also banned from driving for three years.