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'Amish Mafia' star imprisoned after Pennsylvania car chase

'Amish Mafia' star led police on a chase, driving the wrong way against traffic, after they tried to stop him for an expired car registration, say police. 

By Associated Press / August 8, 2013

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NEW BLOOMFIELD, Pa.

A Pennsylvania man who stars in the Discovery Channel show "Amish Mafia" has been sentenced to three to 23 months in prison for leading police on a chase that injured a state trooper last summer.

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Thirty-five-year-old Alan Beiler received the sentence Thursday in Perry County Court.

Police say the Lancaster County resident led them on a chase after they tried to stop him for an expired car registration. They say he drove against traffic and caused a pursuing state trooper to crash and suffer a concussion.

Beiler pleaded guilty in May to charges of attempting to elude police, drug possession and driving with a suspended license.

Defense attorney Mark Forrest Walmer says his client has turned around his life and has been drug-free for a year.

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