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'Amish Mafia' star gets prison time for car chase

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 8, 2013 2:08 PM
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A Pennsylvania man who stars in the television show "Amish Mafia" will serve three to 23 months in prison for a police chase last summer that injured a state trooper.

Thirty-five-hear-old Alan Beiler received the sentence Thursday in Perry County Court.

Police say the Lancaster County resident led police on a chase after they tried to stop him for an expired car registration in July 2012. They say he drove against traffic during the chase and caused a pursuing state trooper to crash and suffer a concussion.

Beiler pleaded guilty in May to charges of attempting to elude police, drug possession and driving with a suspended license.

Defense attorney Mark Forrest Walmer says his client turned his life around since the incident and has been drug-free for a year.

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