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Walther sentenced to three years in prison for police chase

Updated: November 15, 2007, 5:42 PM ET
Associated Press

XENIA, Ohio -- Former Indianapolis 500 driver David D. "Salt" Walther was sentenced to three years in prison for leading police on a chase at speeds of up 100 mph.

Greene County Common Pleas Court Judge Stephen Wolaver sentenced the 59-year-old Walther on Wednesday after a jury convicted him of failing to comply with an order or signal of a police officer after a two-day trial.

Assistant Greene County Prosecutor David Hayes said Walther led police departments in the Dayton suburbs ...

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