The Associated Press
FARMINGTON, N.H.- A former Farmington police officer has been convicted of eluding police in Durango, Colo.
A jury deliberated 9 1/2 hours before convicting Jason Nagl on Thursday. He is free on bond pending sentencing Aug. 25.
The charge - vehicular eluding - carries a one- to three-year prison sentence.
Nagl declined comment Thursday, but his lawyer, Arlon Stoker, said the verdict was disappointing. The two had not decided whether to appeal the decision.
Nagl, an 11-year veteran of the Farmington Police Department, was accused of fleeing from a Colorado State Patrol officer last October after leaving a bar in Gem Village, Colo., east of Durango.
Colorado authorities said a trooper tried to stop Nagl's vehicle when he was clocked at 58 mph in a 50 mph zone. Police said Nagl drove until his vehicle struck a barbed wire fence. Authorities said Nagl fled on foot and did not turn himself in until the next day.
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Nagl was fired from the Farmington force after an internal affairs investigation into his arrest.