The Ewing man who pursued and attacked a woman in a road rage incident and proceeded to cause a pair of car accidents in Jackson, has now been sentenced to eight years in prison.

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer announced that Michael Mahan, 38, was sentenced to eight years New Jersey State Prison, as a result of a previously entered guilty plea to Eluding, in connection with a series of events that transpired in Jackson on May 8, 2021.

Mahan has also been sentenced to five years in prison as a result of his previously entered guilty plea to Terroristic Threats, and five years as a result of his guilty plea to Aggravated Assault, from that same day of incidents as well, and the sentences will run concurrently.

When he gets out of prison, Mahan’s driving privileges are suspended for a period of seven months as a result of his guilty plea to Driving While Intoxicated.

On that day, Mahan followed a woman to her home on Maria Street, held a knife to her neck, threatened to kill her, and then struck her in the face leading to a laceration.

When a neighbor intervened and then called 911, Mahan booked it.

Jackson Police caught up to Mahan on Toms River Road, pursued him initially, and then he floored it at a high rate of speed.

He then struck a vehicle on West Veterans Highway, kept going and then struck another vehicle forcing that one off the road.

Mahan stopped about 500 feet up the road when his vehicle became disabled.

It was at that time, he was placed in handcuffs.

Mahan was then brought to Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus in Lakewood for a blood sample as police were trying to determine whether he was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and the laboratory results from the blood draw, confirmed his BAC was .14, nearly twice the legal limit, under New Jersey law.

Mahan has been in the Ocean County Jail, since May 8, 2021.

The woman he slashed in the face and threatened, was brought to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The people in the two vehicles Mahan struck, were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Prosecutor Billhimer said that Ocean County Assistant Prosecutor Victoria Veni handled the case on behalf of the State.

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