Columbus Man To Serve At Least One Year In Jail For High-Speed Pursuit

COLUMBUS – A 19-year-old Columbus man will serve at least one year in jail for a high-speed pursuit earlier this year.

Blaine Hake appeared for sentencing in the Platte County District Court on Thursday for an incident that took place on June 3. According to an arrest affidavit, Hake, who had an active Platte County arrest warrant, had taken his parent’s truck without their consent around 3:33 AM.

When police attempted to stop the vehicle, Hake evaded officers in the areas of 26th Avenue, 23rd Avenue, 21st Avenue, 18th Avenue, and 16h Avenue. Officers say that Hake was reaching estimate speeds of 70-100 mph throughout the pursuit.

Hake eventually continued north up 48th Avenue, and officers terminated the pursuit about 3-4 miles north of Columbus. Platte County Sheriff’s deputies later located Hake’s wrecked vehicle in the 9000 block of 48th Avenue, and Hake was taken into custody around 10:43 AM after being found walking south on 48th Avenue.

Hake was sentenced to an intermediate sentence of no less than 12 months, and no more than 18 months in prison for operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest. Hake will also have his license revoked for two years, and has been ordered not to drive throughout that same period.

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