- Associated Press - Monday, March 7, 2016

COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) - A man has been sentenced to prison after leading officers on a multicounty chase that began in Columbus, Nebraska, and reached speeds of 110 miles per hour.

The Columbus Telegram (https://bit.ly/1QBvesz ) reports that 41-year-old Carlos Bejarano-Rodriguez was sentenced to two years in prison for attempted possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person and operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest-willful reckless driving.

Court documents say Bejarano-Rodriguez has been previously sentenced to prison six times in California. He was being sought on an outstanding warrant from San Bernardino, California, at the time of the chase.

Authorities say that Bejarano-Rodriguez also traveled northbound in the southbound lanes during part of the Nov. 1 chase. Police in-car video shows that the trooper intentionally nudged the vehicle’s bumper, causing the suspect’s vehicle to spin.


Information from: Columbus Telegram, https://www.columbustelegram.com

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