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North Dakota man who led police on chase sentenced to 18 months in prison for resisting arrest

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BISMARCK, North Dakota — A man who led police on a vehicle chase through a North Dakota town and then resisted arrest has been sentenced to a year and a half in federal prison.

Authorities say Dezmond Andres Sr. was pulled over for a traffic violation near New Town in April 2013, but sped off after a passenger left the vehicle. Police said other motorists were forced off the road during the chase. Andres eventually stopped after his front tires blew out.

Court documents show that Andres tried to take refuge in a semi-trailer and was eventually subdued with use of a Taser.

Andres pleaded guilty earlier to resisting a federal officer.

The defendant's attorney was not available for comment.

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