Joseph Sentenced For Eluding

A man arrested in connection with a pursuit that began in Sac County in June has been sentenced.

A Sac County deputy came up behind a motor cycle traveling north on M-54. After running the license plate, the deputy was able to determine the registered owner did not have a motor cycle license and the motor cyclist was weaving within his own lane. The deputy followed the motor cycle in to Sac City, where it took off reaching speeds of 60 in town. The motorcycle continued east to highway 71 and north to highway 20 and then east to Fort Dodge. The chase ended in Fort Dodge after the motorcyclist hit a concrete median and took off on foot. Officers including a Sac County Sheriff’s K-9 team searched the area but did not locate the driver.

Thirty-one year-old Bendjy Joseph of Fort Dodge was located in Lake View and charged with eluding, an aggravated misdemeanor… and driving while suspended. He pleaded guilty to eluding and was given a 90-day suspended sentence. Joseph was place on probation for one year and ordered to pay court costs.