Man sentenced to prison for 2017 police chase in Springfield

Iosif Ivanov said his actions that day were "uncalled for" and pledged to work on himself while in prison.

Posted: Dec 11, 2019 11:26 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- A judge sentenced a Woodburn man to 12 years in prison Tuesday for leading Springfield police on a dangerous high-speed chase in 2017. 

Back in October, Iosif Ivanov pleaded guilty to 10 different charges, including unlawful use of a weapon, burglary, assault and resisting arrest. Attempted murder charges were dropped in the plea deal.

The charges stem from November 2017 when Ivanov led Springfield police on a chase ending in the town of Coburg. Trapped on a dead end street, Ivanov reversed the stolen SUV he was driving and slammed into one of the police cars.

Along with prison time, prosecutors said Ivanov caused around $40,000 in damage, which he will also have to pay for as part of his sentencing. 

"Because of the severeity of what Mr. Ivanov did, it's amazing that no one was hurt. It's a testament to how law enforcement was able to allow cooler heads to prevail," said Chris Parosa, Deputy District Attorney for Lane County. 

Ivanov said his actions that day were "uncalled for" and pledged to work on himself while in prison.

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