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Woman Behind the Wheel in U-Haul Police Chase Gets 6 Months

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The 25-year-old woman who was behind the wheel of a U-Haul truck during a televised 90-mile police chase on January 28th has been sentenced to six months in jail, is reporting. Further, "Alisha Nichole Mankin's driver's license was suspended for one year, and she was placed on probation for 36 months."

Mankin "pleaded guilty to evading police, a felony, and hit-and-run driving, a misdemeanor." Her sentencing took place in Ventura County, which is where her chase concluded, and where she was involved in three hit-and-run accidents. As she evaded authorities, Markin drove "through Santa Monica, Malibu and Oxnard before doubling back towards the desert on state Highway 118 east of Ventura. A CHP officer tackled Mankin when the rented truck ran out of gas and she tried to run to another vehicle."