GREENBELT, Md. (WUSA) - A Maryland man was sentenced Wednesday for ramming several cars and injuring motorists while fleeing from police on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway in 2010.
According to the U.S. Attorney's office, 40-year-old Michael A. Jasper of Hanover, Md. was sentenced to 98 months in prison on Wednesday. He will have to serve three years of supervised release after his time behind bars.
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According to his guilty plea, on March 31, 2010, Jasper was involved in an assault while on the job in New Carrollton. Jasper fled the scene in his company truck. Police officers tried to stop the truck, but Jasper drove on country roads to the Capital Beltway and then onto the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. On the parkway, Jasper deliberately rammed at least five cars.
His truck hit the back of one car, pushing it front first into a tree. The driver inside had to be cut from the car and flown to the hospital to be treated for a broken sternum and a concussion. According to authorities, the driver was recently referred to a pain clinic.
Jasper crashed into another car, which had the driver's 10-year-old daughter in the passenger seat. The car went into trees and rolled over twice. The man and his daughter suffered neck and back injuries that required treatment and physical therapy.
Jasper fled into Anne Arundel County, and he stole a pack of cigarettes from a liquor store. He was later arrested.