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AUSTIN EDITION Man who led police on chase is sentenced

After leading police on a chase through Austin, a 22-year-old man has been sentenced to 60 days in jail and five years of supervised probation.

David Anthony Scott Hare, 808 Seventh Ave. S.E., also received a 15-month stayed prison sentence April 14 from Mower District Judge Donald E. Rysavy, court records show. Hare was to be released to Wisconsin authorities after sentencing.

Hare pleaded guilty to single felony counts of possession of stolen property and fleeing a police officer related to the March 4 incident in Austin.

In a separate matter, Hare entered a guilty plea to misdemeanor motor vehicle tampering for taking a vehicle that had been parked at Riverside Arena in Austin in July 2001.

Under a concurrent sentence for the two cases, Rysavy ordered Hare to pay about $2,000 in restitution to the owner of the vehicle stolen in 2001, pay $170 in court fees and abstain from alcohol, records show.

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According to the criminal complaint, Hare, who had an outstanding Mower County warrant, refused to stop his vehicle for a police officer about 11 p.m. March 4 and drove through several stop signs in northwest Austin.

Police reported Hare's car reached speeds of 50 to 60 mph on 10th Street Northwest. Officers eventually arrested Hare after he parked and ran from the car, which was reported stolen in late February in La Crosse, Wis.

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