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Man Who Stole Police Car Gets 14-40 Years

A man accused of stealing and police car and leading police on a high speed chase learned his fate today.

On December 23, 2011, Ryan Cunningham was sitting in the back of a Blackman-Leoni Township police car when prosecutors say he slipped his cuffed hands in front of him, removed the partition that separated the back of the car from the front, crawled into the driver's seat, and drove away.

He led police on a chase through Jackson, Washtenaw, and Monroe counties - with speeds that hit as high as 120 miles an hour.

He hit several cars before crashing just a couple miles north of the Ohio state line.

According to our media partners at the Jackson Citizen Patriot, a judge sentenced Cunningham to 14 to 40 years in prison. The sentence is for maintaining a meth lab - one of several charges he pled guilty to late last year.

He'll serve time for several other crimes, including fleeing and eluding police. Those sentences will run concurrently with his meth sentence.

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