Stewartville man receives 17-month sentence after police chase

(ABC 6 News) – UPDATE: Jose Andres Martinez received a 17-month prison sentence in Freeborn County Court Thursday, with credit for 157 days already served.

(ABC 6 News) – A Stewartville man pleaded guilty to fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle in Freeborn County Court Monday.

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Jose Andres Martinez, 31, was arrested after a car chase that led officers through Albert Lea, through several spike traps, and onto I-35 as pieces flew off his tires, according to court documents.

Court documents allege that Martinez crashed into a median barrier south of Highway 30, where he was arrested and where officers claim they located methamphetamine in his vehicle.

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Additional charges of 5th-degree drug possession, and driving while intoxicated were dismissed.