Katt Williams Sentenced To 428 Hours Of Community Service For Police Chase Case

04/26/2013 09:04 am ET | Updated Apr 26, 2013

Katt Williams narrowly avoided jail time April 25 after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor charge of evading police.

According to TMZ, the "Scary Movie 5" star was sentenced to 428 hours of community service, which need to be completed over the course of nine months, for his November 2012 arrest. Williams was charged with police evasion and reckless driving for leading California Highway Patrol officers on a low-speed chase from his three-wheel motorcycle on Nov. 25 in Sacramento. He was also booked in January for skipping a court date relevant to the case, but was released on $100,000 bail.

The 39-year-old comedian was originally charged with felony police evasion, but prosecutors agreed to reduce the charge to a misdemeanor. As part of the deal, Williams' sentence of 180 days in jail was dropped and he was given community service, as well as three years of informal probation, according to E! News. He was also ordered to report back to Sacramento Superior Court on June 14 to show proof of enrollment in a service program.

Williams has until Feb. 7 to complete his sentence.

"We are pleased that he will not be incarcerated and Mr. Williams looks forward to working with the community," his attorney, Richard Schonfeld, told E! News, adding that he plans to be working with youth-oriented organizations in LA County.

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