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A Santa Rosa man was sentenced to six years in state prison today for fleeing police in a high-speed pursuit that ended in a crash that injured two people, prosecutors said today. The crash occurred after Randy Lockett, 34, allegedly stole a 2000 BMW 323 from the front of a restaurant on Sebastopol Road in Santa Rosa on Sept. 9, 2012, according to District Attorney Jill Ravitch. Police were able to locate and track the car because a laptop inside it contained a GPS device.
They followed quietly for some time, but eventually the driver began driving erratically and officers activated their lights and sirens, Ravitch said. At that point, the driver accelerated to 50 mph in a residential area with a 25 mph speed limit, eventually reaching 70 mph on Brookwood Avenue. The stolen car crashed into a Honda Civic at Brookwood and Bennett Valley Road, which then collided with the side of a Ford Windstar. The driver of the Honda was knocked unconscious and suffered major injuries, and the driver of the Windstar was also injured. Lockett tried to flee from the BMW, but was detained and handcuffed.
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