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Man who nearly ran over officer receives 12 year sentence

FARGO (KFGO-AM) -- A district judge has sent a Fargo man to prison for 12 years for trying to run over a police officer with his car and assaulting another man.

Jack Christensen, 49, was sentenced as a habitual offender with a criminal record going back to 1992. Lt. Joel Vettel says the department is pleased with the sentence.

Christensen almost ran over the officer in the parking lot of a laundromat last month. The officer wanted to question him about the earlier assault. The patrol officer has since returned to work.

Christensen was arrested at the conclusion of a nearly five-hour standoff at an apartment