Jail Inmate Allowed To Run For Freedom

PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) - A Painesville man has run his way to a shortened jail sentence.

Michael Logar of Painesville finished fifth in the law enforcement division of a five-mile race on Sunday in Lake County.

Painesville Municipal Judge Michael Cicconetti told Logar that his placement would determine the number of days that he would remain in jail.

So, Cicconetti on Monday told Logar that he had to serve just five more days of a six-month sentence that he began serving in June. Logar will remain under house arrest.

Logar was arrested after he ran from the State Highway Patrol. He had been drinking beer in a car that was pulled over.

Cicconetti allowed the 33-year-old Logar time to train while in jail.

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