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.
Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.

  1. A Michigan Resident says:

    This poor dumb jamoke gets 20 years……..thats 20 years, for robbing and stealing a taxi driver of money and vehicle.

    Rick Wagoner, former GM executive, Chairman of the Board and Master of the Universe was able to squander $85 billion worth of General Motors, force the company into brankruptcy, lay off thousands of hard working GM employees, and adversely affect the Michigan economy while making $20 million plus a year in salary, not to mention bonus and stock options.

    Now I ask you which crime had the greatest effect on the American, the Michigan and Detroit society?

    It pays to buy a Harvard MBA, much better than a “Get Out of Jail Free” card. And this aggrees in comparison to Wall Street Bankers.

    What the heck happened to America? And who are these people running the ship into the iceberg?

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