June 1st, 2012 11 PM PST by caleb - The Bellingham Herald
By Caleb Hutton
A Bellingham man will serve a month in jail for racing his car 70 mph up Alabama Hill ? driving through a yard and losing a bumper before police could catch him.
Jasson Dallas Harp, 33, was racing his Toyota Corolla against a white Audi on July 8, 2011, according to charging documents. An officer who saw them zip by said they were going 70 mph eastbound in the 2300 block of Alabama Street.
When the cop caught up at Electric Avenue and flipped on his lights and sirens, the driver of the Audi briefly accelerated, then pulled over.
Harp kept going.
He turned onto Flynn Street and drove through somebody?s yard. The Toyota, now missing a bumper, came to a stop on Dakin Street.
Harp was sentenced to a year in jail, but 334 days of his term were suspended. Charges of eluding a police vehicle were dropped in a plea deal.
He began serving his sentence this week.
In his guilty plea, he wrote: ?On 7/8/11, in Whatcom County, I willfully compared relative speeds by operation of a motor vehicle.?
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