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West gets month in jail for chase
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A man who said he was fleeing the law due to a family emergency will serve a month behind bars.The man, Dakota Levi West, 22, entered guilty pleas before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to charges of evading arrest, driving on a revoked license and possession of meth. He was instructed to serve 30 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence and pay $800.The chase started when sheriff’s investigator Steven Carpenter saw West driving recklessly and running a stop sign in the Blues Hill area. Carpenter tried to pull him over but the suspect refused to stop.