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Man sentenced to 2-4 years for car chase, DUI

Red Bear pleaded guilty on Tuesday


Bryan Red Bear, who led law enforcement on a 25-minute car chase in February that ended after a Nebraska State Trooper performed a tactical vehicle intervention, pleaded guilty to two charges in Cheyenne District Court on Tuesday and asked Judge Derek Weimer to proceed directly to sentencing.

While a pre-sentencing report is often ordered, leaving a month or more between when a defendant is found guilty and a sentence imposed, Weimer consented.

Red Bear, 28, of Sidney, pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle to flee arrest and driving under the influence causing serious bodily injury ...

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Reader Comments

guest01 writes:

Does anyone else see an inconsistency in sentencing between this case of Native American and the other case of a white national guard member? A sworn member of our armed forces hoes nuts, steals an official vehicle and then crashes it thru the gates of the installation. He is white and gets probation. NA/Indian gets drunk and leads cops on chase and gets prison. The cases seem fairly equal...the sentencing...very unequal.


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