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Man Gets Prison Time For Taxi Robbery

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BAY CITY (AP) – A Michigan man who told police he planned to use a stolen taxi to re-enact a scene from the television show “The Dukes of Hazzard” has been sentenced to prison.

Thirty-year-old Zachary J. Chevalier of Essexville says he was high and remembers little about what happened July 22, when police say he robbed a taxi driver and drove off. He was sentenced Monday in Bay City to five to 20 years in prison for auto theft and armed robbery.

The Bay City Times reports Chevalier told the court “it was like a black-out.” He pleaded guilty in March to the charges in a deal with prosecutors.

Police say Chevalier called a cab to take him to Saginaw but then robbed the driver with a pellet gun and took the taxi.
   
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