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10/08/2010 08:34 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Ian McFarlane, Taxi Driver Who Took New York Tourists On A Chase, Pleads Guilty

NEW YORK -- A man who took five French tourists on a police chase in an illegal airport shuttle van pleaded guilty Thursday to felony assault in exchange for a 90-day jail term.

Ian McFarlane could've faced seven years in prison had he been convicted at trial. McFarlane, who is not a U.S. citizen, could be deported to his native Jamaica after he serves his sentence.

Neither he nor his attorney spoke publicly afterward.

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