Forum staff reports, Published June 04 2009
Man sentenced to 6 months for high speed chaseFARGO – A Missouri man was sentenced to six months today after pleading guilty this afternoon to charges stemming from a May 4 high speed chase.
Tony Young Howard, 18, entered guilty pleas to felony reckless endangerment, misdemeanor attempted simple assault on a peace officer and driving under the influence. A possession of marijuana charge was dismissed in exchange for the pleas.
Authorities used a Taser to subdue the Gladstone, Mo., man after a chase that started around 9 a.m. when a North Dakota Highway Patrol trooper tried to pull over an SUV going more than 110 mph on Interstate 29 eight miles south of Fargo, Sgt. Troy Hischer said.
Howard avoided stop sticks and was arrested after driving into a field near Grandin, N.D., and getting stuck and throwing a punch at a trooper.
Narcotics and alcohol were in the SUV, Hischer said.