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Nebraska man gets probation for resisting officer

August 11, 2014

WINNEBAGO, Neb. (AP) — A Winnebago man has been sentenced to probation for forcibly resisting a police officer last year.

U.S. Attorney General Deborah R. Gilg said in a news release Monday that Chief United States District Court Judge Laurie Smith Camp sentenced 59-year-old Richard Brownrigg to five years of probation. He must also pay a special assessment of $100.

Authorities say Brownrigg resisted the arrest of a Bureau of Indian Affairs police officer in November. Brownrigg was accused of leading the officer on a high-speed car chase before the officer stopped him.

Brownrigg was also accused of trying to drive away from the officer once he was stopped. Authorities say the officer dove into the vehicle and turned off the engine, and Brownrigg physically resisted the officer’s attempts to arrest him.

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