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Man pleads guilty to having drugs, leading police on chase

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SIOUX CITY (AP) -

A 31-year-old man has pleaded guilty in Woodbury County District Court to leading police on a high-speed chase and possessing drugs in October.

   The Sioux City Journal reports Chad Hughes of Pender, Nebraska, was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison.

   He was charged with eluding, operating while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance.

   As part of his plea agreement, a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and other traffic offenses were dropped.

   Court documents state Hughes led police on a chase on U.S. Highway 75. Police were able to stop Hughes. He then fled his vehicle into a cornfield and was tracked down with the help of a police dog.

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