A LEARNER driver was jailed after he led police on a high-speed chase in which he reached speeds of up to 115mph.

Chevon Brown was handed a 14-month prison sentence and was disqualified from driving for three years after he took car keys from the lock of a front door of a home in Cowley and drove a Jaguar X Type ‘extremely’ dangerously.

The 21-year-old led a police chase for about five minutes, drove on the wrong side of the road, through red lights and across front gardens outside a block of flats, Oxford Crown Court heard on Thursday.

Sentencing Brown, of Hayfield Road, Oxford, Judge Peter Ross said the defendant’s driving was ‘simply terrifying’. CCTV showed the Brown speed off down Hollow Way, through Wood Farm and onto the Eastern Bypass, where he clocked speeds of more than 100mph passing Oxford’s Mini Plant. The footage showed the defendant turn off down Sandy Lane and go along Blackbird Leys Road, Barnes Road and Cuddesdon Way.

Judge Ross added: “It’s a terrifying catalogue of driving. It was extremely dangerous. Anyone could have been coming from those blocks of flats. They would not have stood a chance.” Prosecuting Richard Mandel said Brown took the keys for the car from a front door in Fairfax Road, Oxford, before he drove off in it on the evening of December 13. He added officers first saw the defendant overtake another car by going on the ‘wrong side of a keep left bollard’.

Mr Mandel said officers proceeded to chase Brown, adding it was ‘extremely bad driving’ and that at one point he reached a speed of 115mph. He said it was ‘very lucky’ no vehicles were damaged and nobody injured. Brown, a provisional licence holder, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and driving without insurance at Oxford Magistrates’ Court. Defending, Kellie Enever said: “He does appreciate the seriousness of the offence. She added Brown ‘could not explain his actions’ and accepted his fate.