A Woodville driver, described as "an absolute disgrace" has avoided an immediate prison term because he is sole carer for his teenage sister.
Judge Robert Egbuna also called Mark Wilkinson "arrogant" and told him he "should be ashamed of himself" for breaking driving bans and getting behind the wheel of his car.
Derby Crown Court was told how the 29-year-old, of Granville Street, was the subject of a suspended prison sentence and was disqualified from driving when he committed his latest offence.
But because his 15-year-old sister lives with him and he is her carer, he has escaped being put behind bars.
Judge Egbuna told him: "You are an absolute disgrace and you show real arrogance in not obeying court orders.
"Your antecedent history is absolutely disgraceful for such a young man and your sister and other young people are here in court (in the public gallery) to hear all about. You have been to prison for wounding someone with a knife and you are her mentor I am told.
"You are meant to be an example to your sister and without doubt you are not. If it was not for your sister I would be sending you away to prison I can tell you that now.
"You think long and hard about that because if this situation arises again your sister will not save you, you will receive no mercy from me. You should be ashamed of yourself that your sister is in court hearing this."
Jasmine Kumar, prosecuting, said Wilkinson’s latest offence saw him flee from police in his car when they noticed him driving in Granville Street, Woodville, in October last year.
At the time he was disqualified from driving and left at such speed that the police lost him. But they caught him a short distance later and arrested him.
Miss Kumar said: "In his interview he vehemently disputed he was the driver and even went as far as saying the police officer had fabricated some evidence."
Wilkinson denied charges of dangerous driving and driving without insurance but was found guilty at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court and his case was sent to the higher court for sentencing.
His criminal record includes four years in prison for wounding with intent, driving without a licence, robbery, failing to provide specimen of breath, taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent and dangerous driving.
Judge Egbuna fined him £2,000 and banned him from the roads for a further 12 months.
Nicola Hunter, for Wilkinson, a self-employed scaffolder, said: "His most powerful personal mitigation is that he lives in a flat with his 15-year-old sister who he is the sole carer of.
"She is unable to reside with her mother and if he is sent immediately into custody she will be placed in the care of the social services."