BURGLARS who raided a house took the ignition keys for the car parked on the driveway and drove it away.
A young man later crashed the stolen VW Golf when he was chased by police in Liverpool.
James Whitehead, 19, a serving prisoner, had his overall youth custody sentence extended by six months yesterday at Mold Crown Court after he admitted handling the car, and then driving it dangerously.
He was also banned from driving for two years and was ordered to take an extended driving test.
The Recorder, Judge Philip Davies, said the loss of the car to the owner in Buckley had a great impact .
He is profoundly deaf and needed the car for work because he was unable to use public transport.
Whitehead admitted dangerous driving and handling the stolen car, together with driving while disqualified and without insurance on June 18.
James Coutts, prosecuting, said 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.
Whitehead failed to stop, cut up other drivers, drove through junctions and eventually lost control of the car and it crashed. He then ran off but was arrested.
Whitehead, 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.
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.