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Dixfield man pleads to eluding police
PARIS -- A Dixfield man admitted in Oxford County Superior Court on March 6 to leading police on a high-speed chase last August and will serve 60 days in jail.
Derrik Knox, 26, of Peru, pleaded guilty Wednesday to eluding an officer and a misdemeanor habitual offender charge for driving after his license had been revoked. An aggravated operating after revocation was lowered to the misdemeanor charge in exchange for his plea.
According to Assistant District Attorney Richard Beauchesne, on Aug. 6, 2012, Dixfield police officer Jeffrey Howe saw a speeding car and signaled it to pull over. Howe turned on the cruiser's sirens and lights, but Knox reached “a reckless rate of speed” before finally pulling over.
For eluding an officer, Knox was sentenced to 18 months with all but 60 days suspended, plus 100 hours of community service and a $500 fine. For the misdemeanor charge, he got 60 days, to be served concurrently with the other sentence.