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Man sentenced for trying to hit officer

Yates, N.Y. -- An Orleans County man accused of trying to run over a state trooper has been sent to prison.

Carlos Botello Jr., 42, was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison and five years of supervised release.

A trooper pulled him over in the town of Yates last September for driving erratically. Police said thats when Botello put his car in reverse and tried to hit the trooper. The trooper jumped out of the way, and Botellos car hit the troopers car before speeding off and crashing in a cornfield.

Botello was ordered to pay $1,000 to cover damage to that field.

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