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Man almost strikes police vehicle, gets one month sentence
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A man who nearly hit a policeman following a traffic stop has been sentenced to a month in jail.
The driver, Courtney Dishay Blevins, 25, entered guilty pleas before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to charges of reckless endangerment and driving without a license. He was ordered to serve 30 days of a three-year sentence and must perform 24 hours public service work.
His jail time comes following a traffic stop which happened as police were responding to a fight call near Northgate Drive. Officer Chris Bell said he pulled over a suspect from the fight who was driving a gold Chevy Impala, still in the Northgate Drive area.
“I made eye contact with the driver and approached the vehicle,” Bell said. “The driver refused to roll down his window and accelerated quickly as I was beside the driver-side front window, almost hitting me with the vehicle.”
Blevins was able to get away with the crime for about a week, until another officer pulled over the same car. It was during the stop that he learned from the female driver that she had loaned her car to Blevins the night in question.
“I looked at photos of Courtney Blevins and positively identified him as the driver who evaded me,” Bell said.
Blevins will remain on probation for three years after serving his jail time.