Man who led police on chase gets jail time

A man who led police on a lengthy high-speed chase in Allegan and Ottawa counties earlier this year was sentenced Monday in a Grand Haven court to serve less than a year in jail.
AP Wire
May 1, 2012


Luis Bonilla-Machado's lawyer, Don Hann, said his client was ordered to serve 210 days in jail and two years of probation on fleeing and eluding and cocaine possession charges.

Six police cars chased Bonilla-Machado through Holland and into Allegan County on Feb. 28. But after an eight-minute chat with Allegan Central dispatcher Tammy Gane, the 25-year-old Holland resident agreed to slow down and eventually surrender.

Holland police Capt. Jack Dykstra credited Gane for helping to peacefully end what could have been a disastrous end to the chase, which reached speeds of 80 mph.


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