Man sentenced to prison for 2019 police chase

Staff Report

ROCKFORD –  A man has been sentenced to prison for a police chase that happened last year in Rockford.

Jabare L. McChristian,  26, was sentenced Thursday, March 26,  to one year in the Illinois Department for aggravated fleeing to elude a police officer.

At approximately 2 a.m., Nov. 4, 2019,  Rockford Police officers responded to a report that a suspicious man was looking in cars in the area of 1500 Seventh Street. Officers later approached the driver of a vehicle who matched the description of the suspicious subject and asked him to exit.

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The driver, later identified as McChrisitian, drove away from police, disregarding multiple traffic lights.

Aggravated fleeing to elude a police officer is a Class 4 felony, punishable by
one to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by one years of  mandatory supervised release.


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