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Bohr given four months for run from law
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A man who crashed while trying to outrun a state trooper will serve four months in jail.John K. Bohr, 42, was directed by Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to serve 120 days of a two-year sentence and must perform 50 hours public service work for evading arrest with risk to others and driving on a suspended license.The chase began when Highway Patrolman Donnie Clark tried to pull him over for driving without wearing a seatbelt.“He increased his speed and swerved into oncoming traffic,” Clark said, noting the fugitive was passing vehicles in his 1989 Ford Mustang in an attempt to put cars between himself and the pursuing trooper. “Several southbound vehicles had to swerve off the road to avoid being struck.”Trooper Clark said Bohr continued to flee at high speeds until entering a curvy stretch of road on Beersheba Highway where he could no longer hold the power of the Mustang.“He lost control while negotiating a curve and crashed his vehicle,” Clark said, noting he came upon the wrecked Mustang and placed the driver under arrest.He would later learn Bohr endangered other lives to avoid being arrested on a minor moving violation.“He said he was trying to get away because his license was suspended,” Clark said.