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Katt Williams sentenced to community service

By CAROLINE LEE, UPI.com
Katt Williams sentenced to community service
Comedian Katt Williams performs in concert at the Sinatra Theater at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida on May 15, 2008. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush) | License Photo

Comedian Katt Williams was sentenced to 90 days of community service Thursday after pleading no contest to misdemeanor reckless evasion of an officer in a chase on a three-wheeled motorcycle through downtown Sacramento, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Williams' original sentence was 180 days in county jail, according to the Sacramento Bee.. The court converted that to 90 days of community service. Should Williams complete his community service and keep out of trouble, the other half of his sentence will be stayed.

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Williams was in Sacramento for a concert in November when California Highway Patrol officers said they spotted him cruising near pedestrians on his three-wheeled Spyder motorcycle on a sidewalk.

During the chase, Williams took off his helmet and told the cops, "I'm not going to stop!"

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Williams allegedly nearly hit five pedestrians and didn't stop when the officer pursued him with lights on and siren blaring.

The officer gave up the chase after deciding it was too dangerous to continue, but Williams was arrested later that day. He was charged with felony vehicle code violation of reckless evasion of a police officer.

Williams missed several court appearances in Sacramento on the charge.

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Williams has had a string of troubles in the past few years, including rants at concert audience members and stolen gun accusations.

He was arrested in Yolo County just after the motorcycle escapade on suspicion of assaulting a Target employee. Williams said the employee had repeatedly called him the N-word.

In December, Williams said he was retiring from stand-up. His website currently lists no future tour dates.

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