Texas man sentenced for fleeing on a snowmobile
Texas man sentenced for fleeing on a snowmobile
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A Saginaw, Texas, man was sentenced Monday, Nov. 16 in Pennington County District Court for fleeing a peace officer on a snowmobile.

Ian Michael Lane, 21, was sentenced for a felony charge of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and a gross misdemeanor charge of third degree refusal to test.

Ian Michael Lane
Ian Michael Lane

For the felony charge, Lane was granted a two-year stay of imposition. As a condition of that sentence, he was ordered to serve supervised probation for two years. Lane was ordered to complete a chemical assessment within 30 days. He was ordered to supply a DNA sample.

Lane was ordered to not use or possess firearms, ammunition or explosives. He was also ordered to pay $135 in fees and fines, and $500 in restitution.

For the gross misdemeanor charge, Lane was sentenced to one year in jail stayed for two years. He was ordered to serve supervised probation for two years. Lane was ordered to complete a chemical assessment within 30 days. He was ordered to not use or possess firearms, ammunition or explosives. Lane was also ordered to pay $600 in fees and fines. His snowmobile is to be returned.

The charges stemmed from a Dec. 22 report that a snowmobile was driving through yards in the 700 block of Eighth St. W. While responding, police learned that the snowmobiler was last seen on Pleasant Avenue. An officer located the snowmobiler, later identified as Lane, near the intersection of 10th Street and Pleasant Avenue.

After the officer exited his squad vehicle, Lane mounted the snowmobile and started to rev its engine. The officer instructed him to stop, but Lane then drove westbound on 10th Street. He traveled through the front yard of a home at 602 11th St. E., where he crashed into a deck.

Lane then drove into some trees, which knocked him off of the snowmobile. He soon complied with the officer’s instructions. The officer noticed that Lane was stumbling and had a hard time keeping his balance. He had a strong smell of alcohol coming from him.

His left eye was bloodshot and watery. The complaint noted he was missing his right eye from a previous incident. Lane also had slurred speech. He wouldn’t give an answer when asked whether he would provide a breath test. Lane was taken to Sanford Medical Center for his injuries, which included a cut across the lower part of his right eye.

After receiving treatment, Lane was booked into the Pennington County Jail. The complaint indicated that the deck had been pushed back six inches. The wood framing had been damaged.