A man was sentenced Sept. 2 to 15 years in state prison after pleading guilty to carjacking a taxicab near Los Angeles International Airport and leading police on a high-speed chase, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Derrick Bogar, 36, entered his plea to three counts of carjacking and one count each of fleeing a pursuing police officer’s motor vehicle, administering a drug and first-degree robbery.

Bogar was charged with three separate carjacking incidents that all occurred in April. He carjacked two different cabs parked at LAX on April 7 and on April 8.

He also carjacked a taxicab driver on April 10 near the airport. Before the driver was able to escape, Bogar forced him to smoke a cigarette laced with a drug.

Bogar fled and police pursued him for two hours before Los Angeles police SWAT officers stopped the car and arrested him.

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