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Omaha man sentenced for fleeing police

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Omaha man sentenced for fleeing police
Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

Lance Gerald Parra, 22, of Omaha, Neb., has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle.

According to court records, on June 3 a trooper clocked him driving 70 mph in a 55 mph zone on County Road 29.

The trooper pursued him east on Highway 34 at speeds up to 125 mph. He passed several vehicles in no-passing zones before finally pulling over and apologizing to the trooper for the chase.

He appeared Jan. 12 before District Judge Peter Irvine, who issued a stay of adjudication for four years and placed him on supervised probation. He was ordered to serve 90 days in jail and fined $1,000.

He can do electronic home monitoring at his own expense instead of serving the jail time, and work release for work/school was granted. He can also be released on weekends for duty with the National Guard.