A MYERS Flat man who posted a video of his burnouts online has been jailed for a high speed pursuit and vandalising a church.
Kevin Edward Taylor, 22, was sentenced to six months jail on Tuesday.
Taylor pleaded guilty to a string of dangerous driving charges committed while he was unlicensed and serving a suspended prison sentence.
The Bendigo Magistrates Court heard Taylor uploaded a video to Facebook of himself doing drag racing and burnouts on August 21.
Police went to question Taylor over the video on August 28 and attempted to intercept his Holden Commodore he was driving through East Bendigo just after midnight.
Taylor refused to pull over and drove off at speeds of more than 140km/h along Strickland Road and surrounding streets.
The court heard the pursuit covered 16 kilometres in 10 minutes before it was terminated due to safety concerns.
At one point of the chase Taylor was observed driving at 130km/h in the wrong lane of a 60km/h zone in Lyons Street.
Prosecuting Sergeant Simon Richer said Taylor had endangered the lives of his four passengers and other motorists.
Sergeant Richer said the sentencing should reflect the need to protect the community from reckless driving.
"He showed callous disregard for other road users," he said.
Taylor initially denied the driving charges and told police he was at home smoking marijuana on the night of the offences.
The court was told the charges came just two months after Taylor was placed on a suspended jail sentence.
His sentencing on Tuesday also combined an earlier charge of graffiti at White Hills Holy Rosary Catholic church on May 2.
The court heard Taylor and a co-accused used spray paint to draw penises and obscene messages on the front and rear of the church.
The slogans included "god is gay", "god is dog" and "f*** my pussy".
Sergeant Richer said the graffiti was visible to students at the adjacent Holy Rosary Catholic Primary School.
Taylor and the co-accused man were arrested outside White Hills takeaway shop and admitted they had "done it for a laugh".
Magistrate Richard Wright said a custodial sentence was warranted to send a message of deterrence, particularly for Taylor's "outrageous driving record".
Defence lawyer Alex McLennan argued his client was in exceptional circumstances where he needed to care for his father who has multiple sclerosis.
Magistrate Richard Wright said Taylor knew of the consequences of his actions, and of his father's condition at the time he chose to offend.
He said if Taylor had not pleaded guilty he would have been jailed for 10 months.
Taylor was also ordered to pay $198 restitution for the clean-up of the graffiti.
After his sentencing the court heard Taylor was due to face questioning over his alleged involvement in criminal damage at an Echuca home on July 27.