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      Man who led police on two-county chase sentenced to year behind bars

      The Kalkaska man that police say caused a car crash that closed US-31 and caused power outages in February has been sentenced to 12 months in jail.

      The Kalkaska man that police say caused a car crash that closed US-31 and caused power outages in February has been sentenced to 12 months in jail.

      Nathan Koeneman was sentenced to a year in jail and two years probation.

      Koeneman plead guilty to operating a vehicle with the presence of a controlled substance as well as fleeing and eluding police, fourth degree.

      In February, police say Koeneman was stopped in Kalkaska County after he drove off from a Grand Traverse gas station without paying.

      When the deputy approached the car, Koeneman took off and led deputies back into Grand Traverse County. Officials say Koeneman then left the road and crashed into a power pole.

      He left his car and led police on a short chase on foot before being arrested.