Matthew Mize pleaded guilty this month to seven offenses stemming from a chase last fall down State Highway 1806.

South Central District Judge Sonna Anderson sentenced him concurrently on felony counts of reckless endangerment and fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer as well as misdemeanor counts of false reports to law enforcement, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, reckless driving, driving under suspension and possession of marijuana. 

Mize received 120 days in jail with credit for 68 days, two years supervised probation and $560 in court fees. He is held at the Burleigh-Morton County Detention Center, where he has been jailed since the Nov. 30 chase.

The 34-year-old Minot man reportedly fled south on Highway 1806 after Mandan Police tried to pull him over for driving a suspicious vehicle. Morton County reported he fled at speeds up to 80 to 90 mph.

Officers of Mandan Police, the Morton County Sheriff's Office, North Dakota Highway Patrol and the Bureau of Indian Affairs reportedly became involved in the chase, which ended near Prairie Knights Casino.

Mize has an extensive criminal record dating back to age 18, including other driving- and drug-related offenses.

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