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Prescott Man Sentenced To Four Years In Prison In Ohio After Leading Police On A High Speed Chase

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A Prescott man was sentenced to four years in prison in Ohio on Monday after leading officers on a high-speed chase through two counties last week. Twenty-year-old Andrew Johansen pleaded guilty to three felony counts. Police in Ohio say some time before December 11th, Johansen answered an ad for a motorcycle sale in Canton, Ohio. He asked to test drive the bike and drove away with it. After police tried to pull him over, he sped away reaching speeds of 130 miles an hour at times. The chase went on and off the interstate, sometimes through heavy traffic. He finally lost control of the bike and was taken into custody. The “Daily Courier” reports Johansen has a criminal history in Arizona, with numerous charges since 2017, including theft, unlawful flight and drug charges, primarily coming from Prescott Valley and Yavapai County. Johansen told the court he was sorry and plans to use the time in jail to recover and “use it to my benefit.”