Carjacker Gets More Than 3 Years in High-Speed Chase

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    A D.C. man was sentenced to 46 months in prison for carjacking and leading a high-speed chase onto the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.

    Prosecutors say 21-year-old Correy Markel Janifer wore a ski mask and pointed a handgun at the driver of a Honda Accord in January 2013. Janifer pistol-whipped the driver and stole the car.

    Shortly after, police officers attempted to pull him over. Janifer did not stop and instead led police on a chase into Maryland and onto BW Parkway.

    During the pursuit, Janifer threw a loaded pistol out of the Honda while driving up the ramp to Route 450.

    Prosecutors say Janifer lost control of the car on westbound Route 450 and finally halted. When an officer positioned his cruiser to prevent the Honda from moving further, Janifer drove forward to collide with the officer's car and rip off the front bumper.

    Authorities say Janifer got out of the Honda and fled.

    Police arrested Janifer soon after and recovered the pistol that was thrown from the Honda.

    Janifer’s prison sentence will be followed by three years of supervised release.