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September 2, 2015: Man Pleads in Taxicab Carjacking Case

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A man was sentenced today to 15 years in state prison after pleading guilty to carjacking a taxicab near Los Angeles International Airport and leading police on a high-speed chase, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Derrick Bogar, 36, entered his plea to three counts of carjacking and one count each of fleeing a pursuing police officer’s motor vehicle, administering a drug and first-degree robbery.

Bogar was charged with three separate carjacking incidents that all occurred in April. He carjacked two different cabs parked at LAX on April 7 and on April 8.

He also carjacked a taxicab driver on April 10 near the airport. Before the driver was able to escape, Bogar forced him to smoke a cigarette laced with a drug.

Bogar fled and police pursued him for two hours before Los Angeles police SWAT officers stopped the car and arrested him.

Case BA435667 was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department.