A VW Golf stolen in Buckley was later chased by police in Liverpool.
The car was driven dangerously before the driver lost control and crashed.
James Whitehead admitted dangerous driving and handling the stolen car, together with offences of driving while disqualified and without insurance and failing to stop for the police in Walton Road, Liverpool, on June 18.
Flintshire magistrates heard police were told the stolen car was making its way through the Wallasey Tunnel towards the city and when police saw it they followed with their blue lights flashing and horns sounding.
Matthew Ellis, prosecuting, said Whitehead failed to stop, cut up other drivers, drove through junctions and eventually lost control. He then ran off but was arrested.
Whitehead, 19, of Birbreck Road, Liverpool, denied being involved in the burglary and had not been charged.
He said he had owed money to an un-named man and was told he could repay it by picking up a stolen car.
Whitehead said he was taken to Chester and told to drive the stolen car back to Liverpool. When he saw the police he panicked.
John Hinchcliffe, defending, said while his client accepted he had driven dangerously there was no high speed.
Whitehead was already serving a youth custody sentence, he said, and suggested a short custodial sentence.
But magistrates said their powers were insufficient and committed him to the crown court for sentence.
The court heard how a burglary had taken place that day in Little Mountain Road, Buckley.
The owner returned home to find the patio doors open. Property had been stolen including the keys to the VW Golf, which had been taken from the drive.
Shortly before 8.30pm the same day it was spotted by the police.
The pursuit ended when Whitehead lost control while attempting to negotiate a junction and collided with a parked car.
Magistrates heard Whitehead had been sentenced at Exeter Crown Court in November for a burglary with intent to steal and was a serving prisoner.