- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - A Clovis man has been sentenced to a year in prison after pleading no contest to hitting a police officer.

Prosecutors say 31-year-old Jose Gonzalez entered the plea Tuesday prior to opening statements in his one-day trial.

After a high speed pursuit in December 2014, Gonzalez jumped out of a Clovis Police vehicle and ran.

A female officer was able to tackle Gonzales, who then tried to punch the policewoman in the face before running away.

An arrest warrant was issued and Gonzalez was apprehended a few days later.

Authorities say Gonzalez is on probation for a DWI and also is facing drug trafficking charges.

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