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Violent chase with deputies ends with man getting 25 years

April 25, 2019 

A man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for a chase that reached 107 mph and ended after he rammed a sheriff’s patrol car, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said Thursday.

Robert Leon Britton, 30, was convicted by a jury of aggravated assault on a peace officer and evading in a motor vehicle, for the July 2016 incident.

“We are lucky that nobody was killed,” Ogg said. “He endangered the lives of the public and officers and now he is headed to prison.”

The chase began shortly after a Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputy saw Britton, who was driving a Chevy Tahoe, clip a sedan and drive away.

Britton later rammed another sheriff’s patrol car, still fled, and finally came to a halt after officers placed spikes on a roadway to end the danger to the public.

Britton was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years for assaulting a peace officer and 20 years for evading in a motor vehicle.

The case was prosecuted in the 209th District Court by Assistant District Attorney Amber Joachim.