A Fife danger driver led police on a 100mph chase across a football pitch then a fairway in a banger bought on Facebook.
Stewart Munnoch’s escape route took him and two passengers straight down the middle of Cowdenbeath Golf Course before he abandoned the Honda Civic and hid in the woods.
He had hit speeds of 100mph on a dual carriageway and 80mph in built-up areas with 30mph limits.
Munnoch, 23, of South Street, Lochgelly, was jailed at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.
He admitted that on September 8 on the A92 westbound from Redhouse roundabout towards Kirkcaldy West junction, the B981 Kirkcaldy West roundabout to Cardenden and the various roads in Cardenden and Lochgelly, he drove a car dangerously by repeatedly driving at excessive speeds.
These included at over 100mph in a 70mph limit and at 80mph in residential areas subject to a 30mph limit.
He admitted driving down public footpaths, driving towards oncoming traffic, repeatedly failing to observe stop and give way signs at junctions and driving on to playing fields in attempt to evade police.
Munnoch also admitted that at South Street, Lochgelly, he drove off the main carriageway on to the fairway of Cowdenbeath Golf Course, prior to making off on foot, hiding in nearby woods to avoid apprehension by police and attempting to pervert the course of justice.
He further admitted he drove without insurance.
Depute fiscal Dev Kapadia said that around 9pm, Munnoch had picked up two friends in Lochgelly.
At 9.55pm they were travelling towards Markinch when he was spotted by a police patrol.
Officers carried out checks and found out that the car was not insured.
The police noticed the car had speeded up and Munnoch then accelerated to speeds over 100mph.
Pursuit protocols were put into place with blue lights and sirens activated by the police car.
Unemployed Munnoch drove through built-up streets in the Lochgelly area for about 20 minutes before going on to the gold course.
Three police units and a dog handler were brought in before he was captured.
Defence solicitor Ian Beatson said his client had bought the car via Facebook a few days before and was aware he was not insured to drive it.
He decided to take a chance and drive it and “matters seemed to escalate”.
He panicked through his immaturity and “felt he was in a position where he couldn’t stop”.
Sheriff Charles Macnair, “You drove for an extended period in the most appalling manner and at a time when you could expect there to be pedestrians about.
“Indeed it was a time when some of those pedestrians may have had been out drinking and they would not be expecting someone to be driving through the streets of built-up areas at 80mph.
“You put yourself, your passengers, the police and pedestrians at risk.
“It’s only by the greatest of good fortune you’re not facing a much more serious charge following somebody being injured or killed which was very much on the cards by the way you were driving.”
The sheriff jailed Munnoch for six months and disqualified him from driving for two years.
He also granted forfeiture of the car.