Oft-arrested comedian Katt Williams has avoided jail and was sentenced to community service for his low-speed police chase in Sacramento, Calif.
The Scary Movie 5 star pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of evading police and was sentenced to 180 days in jail … with a major catch.
Half of those days were converted to 420 hours of community service, while the other half of the term was stayed, so he remains free, E! News confirms.
Williams was also given three years’ informal probation and ordered to report back to Sacramento Superior Court on June 14 to show proof of this.
Chris Brown recently got into hot water for allegedly not reporting community service fully, so it stands to reason a judge will seek to verify it.
The 39-year-old was charged with felony police evasion and reckless driving for leading California Highway Patrol officers on a chase from a motorcycle.
Police arrested Katt Williams arrested in January for skipping a court date pertaining to the case but later released him on $100K bail. This time, he showed.
“We are pleased that he will not be incarcerated and Mr. Williams looks forward to working with the community,” his attorney, Richard Schonfeld, tells E!
Katt intends to “work with youth-oriented organizations in L.A. County.”
Time will tell how effective he is in that capacity.