Hastings man gets prison time for March high speed chase

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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - A Hastings man will spend four years in prison for his part in a March high speed chase which began in Clay county and ended in Hastings.

A district judge Thursday sentenced Preston Blauvelt, 24, to four years in prison and two years probation for felony flight to avoid arrest.

Court records indicate that on March 3, 2017, a Clay county sheriff's deputy began chasing Blauvelt's SUV.

Blauvelt led the deputy into Hastings where Hastings police joined the pursuit . At various time during the pursuit, the vehicle was speeding on Baltimore, Burlington and Pacific avenues.

Eventually Blauvelt abandoned the vehicle and was arrested a short time later in southeast Hastings.

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