‘Amish Mafia’ Star Imprisoned After Pa. Car Chase

"Amish Mafia" (Photo: Discovery)

NEW BLOOMFIELD, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who stars in the Discovery Channel show “Amish Mafia” has been sentenced to three to 23 months in prison for leading police on a chase that injured a state trooper last summer.

Thirty-five-year-old Alan Beiler received the sentence Thursday in Perry County Court.

Police say the Lancaster County resident led them on a chase after they tried to stop him for an expired car registration. They say he drove against traffic and caused a pursuing state trooper to crash and suffer a concussion.

Beiler pleaded guilty in May to charges of attempting to elude police, drug possession and driving with a suspended license.

Defense attorney Mark Forrest Walmer says his client has turned his life around and has been drug-free for a year.

The show provides a look at the men who protect an Amish community.

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