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Woman who led authorities on high speed car chase is sentenced


The 21-year-old Stevens Point woman charged with leading Portage County deputies on a high speed chase learned her punishment.

Attorneys say Kayla Skotzke will spend 90 days behind bars. 

The chase happened back in February, when officials say Skotzke led officers on a 12-mile chase. 

Deputies told Newsline 9 Skotzke reached speeds of more than 110 miles per hour. 

The chase reportedly ended when Skotzke skid off the road and hit a tree in the Town of Sharon. 

She was not injured. Skotzke was charged with a felony count of 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety and two misdemeanor counts of fleeing an officer. 

Her defense attorney tells Newsline 9 Skotzke pleaded no contest to all three counts. He says she was found guilty of all three. 

Skotzke will be placed on probation for two years, and if completed successfully, the felony count will be dismissed.

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