A Weatherly man was sentenced to a Carbon County prison term on Tuesday after admitting to leading police on a high speed chase while operating a motorcycle.
Carl William Mazur, 23, pleaded guilty to one count of fleeing or attempting to elude police before Senior Judge Richard W. Webb and was sentenced to serve 30 days to one year in prison.
Webb told Mazur, "I take this type of charge very seriously because someone could be killed."
Mazur was charged by Weatherly police for an incident on June 13, 2009. Police observed Mazur operating a bike at a high rate of speed along East and West Main St. Officers attempted to stop Mazur but he fled. At one point, the police report states, Mazur entered a driveway of a residence where a child was playing and came dangerously close to the child.
Police broke off the chase because officers felt it was too dangerous to continue due to the speeds. They later learned who was driving the bike and arrested Mazur, who admitted to the incident when confronted by police.
Webb added, "If anyone should know not to run from police its you." Mazur's mother is a fulltime police officer in a Luzerne County community, it was noted.
Webb said the short jail term was imposed because of the incident and the fact that this was not the first time Mazur has been involved in criminal activity. He said, "I just want him to get a taste of what jail is like."
Webb also ordered Mazur to pay court costs and a $50 per month supervision fee. He will begin the jail term at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 2, and was granted work release privileges.