Sacto 9-1-1
April 25, 2013
Comedian Katt Williams pleads no contest to evading police in downtown

Katt Williams.jpegBy Andy Furillo

Comedian Katt Williams pleaded no contest today to reckless evasion of an officer for a short chase on a three-wheeled motorcycle last November through downtown Sacramento.

Williams entered his plea to the misdemeanor charge in Sacramento Superior Court.

Williams sentenced was 180 days in the county jail. However, the court converted that to 90 days of community service. The other half of the sentence will be stayed if he completes the community service and there are no new charges.

Williams was in Sacramento for a concert on Nov. 25 when California Highway Patrol officers said they spotted him driving a Spyder, a three-wheel motorcycle, on an L Street sidewalk about 2:30 p.m. He reportedly drove onto K Street, where motor vehicles are not allowed, 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, fearing for public safety, but Williams was arrested later in the Los Angeles area. He was charged with felony vehicle code violation of reckless evasion of a peace officer.

Williams missed several court appearances in Sacramento on the charge.

The Dayton, Ohio, native, whose real name is Micah Williams, has had a string of legal and personal 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 in Woodland. Williams said the employee had repeatedly called him a vulgar word for an African American.

Williams told reporters last month the downtown Sacramento episode was a "misunderstanding," and that failing to appear in Superior Court was a mistake.

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