A TEENAGER threw a house party, stole his dad's car and smashed it into a wall while his parents were away for the weekend, a court heard.

Banned joyrider Jack Keenan went for a spin but lost control of the BMW 318 and wrote if off when he smashed into a wall.

Just three days previously, Keenan, 19, had been sentenced by magistrates over another crash in which his passenger broke a leg.

Refuse worker Keenan narrowly avoided jail after he was labelled 'stupid and immature' by Recorder Nick Barker at Sheffield Crown Court.

Prosecutor Neil Coxon said Keenan was given a two-year driving ban on June 11 for careless driving and driving while unfit through a mixture of drink and drugs including ketamine.

On June 14, after his parents went to Scarborough for the weekend, he organised a party, searched the house for the car keys and took the BMW from the driveway in the early hours.

While driving from Pontefract Road to Harborough Hills Road in Barnsley town centre he lost control and hit a wall.

He fled the scene but DNA from the inflated airbag matched his and he was arrested. He told police he ran away because he knew he was a disqualified driver.

Keenan, of Lang Avenue, Lundwood, had three days earlier appeared before Barnsley magistrates for a crash on February 8.

He was driving a Ford van which collided with a parked VW Golf and caused the van to spin and hit a Vauxhall Zafira.

He tried to flee leaving his passenger Liam Jessop trapped. Mr Jessop had to be cut free and suffered a broken leg.

As well as a driving ban, Keenan was given a two-year community order.

For the most recent incident he admitted aggravated vehicle taking, driving while banned and having no insurance.

Keenan was given a six-month jail term suspended for two years, 120 hours of unpaid work, a 12-month supervision order, a four-month night time curfew and ordered to pay £500 costs.

He was also given a further two-year driving ban.