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June 26, 2020: Man Sentenced for Fleeing Police During 80-Mile Chase

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A man was sentenced yesterday to three years in state prison for leading police on a pursuit covering about 80 miles in which a scooter rider was injured, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Deputy District Attorney Eva Stodel said Karl Flores, 35, of Inglewood pleaded no contest last December to one felony count of fleeing a pursuing peace officer's motor vehicle causing serious bodily injury.

On Jan. 3, 2019, Flores fled from Culver City police as they attempted to make a traffic stop, the prosecutor said. During the pursuit, the defendant crashed into a man riding a scooter and ran him over in the Playa del Rey area, the prosecutor added. The victim suffered a broken ankle and other injuries.

Two police patrol vehicles were damaged during the pursuit. Flores was apprehended after a standoff in Oceanside, the prosecutor said.

Case SA099773 was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department.