Arkansas senator found guilty of eluding officer

Arkansas senator found guilty of eluding officer

A Perry County District Court judge has found an Arkansas state senator guilty of fleeing a police officer who was trying to stop him for speeding.

PERRYVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A Perry County District Court judge has found an Arkansas state senator guilty of fleeing a police officer who was trying to stop him for speeding.

Sen. Bruce Holland also was found guilty at a trial on Thursday of improper passing and careless driving.

The Greenwood Republican was sentenced to 400 hours of community service and was ordered him to pay $890 in court costs.

Holland acknowledged he was speeding during the Jan. 24 incident, but said he didn't see a Perry County sheriff's deputy behind him on Arkansas Highway 10.

The sheriff's office says blue lights were flashing on a deputy's vehicle and he chased Holland at speeds exceeding 100 mph.

Holland has apologized.

He indicated on Thursday he'd appeal the decision.

 

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