SIDNEY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - A Comstock Park man who refused to pull over his SUV for a Montcalm sheriff's deputy while his 4-year-old was sitting in his lap was sentenced Thursday morning.
Sean Bylsma, 34, was sentenced to between 14 months and three years in prison for the February 23, 2013 incident that occurred in Sidney Township.
According to the Montcalm County Sheriff's Department, Bylsma refused to pull over after a deputy noticed that his Chevy Suburban had heavy front-end damage from running into a tree.
The deputy followed Bylsma to his mother's house, where Bylsma continued to disobey the deputy. A fight ensued and the deputy tased Bylsma.
Despite appearing to be drunk, deputies never gave Bylsma a blood alcohol test, so prosecutors couldn't charge him with drunk driving.
Initially, Bylsma was charged with fleeing an officer, resisting and obstructing an officer, driving on a suspended license and having an open alcohol container in his SUV while he drove.
However, he pleaded guilty in March to fleeing police and being a habitual offender. The other charges were dropped.
If eligible, Bylsma will be allowed to participate in a boot camp after seven months.
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