Last updated: December 26. 2013 3:29PM - 817 Views
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HAZARD – A Hazard man could spend up to three years in prison for allegedly placing several people in danger after failing to stop for a police officer.

George Fugate, 30, of Hazard, appeared in Perry Circuit Court on Thursday where he pleaded guilty to several charges, including eight counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and two counts of first-degree fleeing or evading police.

Fugate was indicted in August on allegations that on June 30 he disobeyed a police officer’s order to stop his vehicle on two occasions. He was then alleged to have operated his vehicle in a reckless manner and at high speeds, endangering the welfare of three police officers as well as five other individuals.

Fugate also pleaded guilty to charges of resisting arrest, first-degree criminal mischief, and DUI first offense. Two additional charges of reckless driving and second-degree fleeing or evading police will be dismissed in accordance with the plea agreement announced on Thursday.

In exchange for his plea, Fugate will be sentenced to a total of three years to serve. Restitution will be determined at the time of sentencing, which is set for Jan. 30, 2014.

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