Neal, 56, sentenced to month in jail

Updated: May 19, 2010, 1:41 AM ET
Associated Press

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. -- A former NASCAR driver pleaded guilty Tuesday to leading sheriff's deputies on a freeway chase that reached 140 mph in his Corvette.

James Neal, 56, of San Clemente was sentenced to a month in jail and probation after entering his plea to felony evasion while driving recklessly.

Orange County sheriff's deputies tried to pull over Neal at 3 a.m. Monday in San Clemente for not having a front license plate on his 2003 Chevrolet Corvette, a minor infraction that ...

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