May 20, 2010

Former Nascar Driver Jailed After Leading Police On High Speed Chase


Audio Recording of CHP pursuit here

San Diego, California (The Weekly Vice) - James Neal, a 56-year-old ex-NASCAR driver, was arrested after he allegedly led police on a high speed chase.

According to the Orange County Sheriff's Office, deputies tried to pull Neal over for not having a front license bracket at around 3am. Instead of yielding to officers, Neal punched the gas.

Deputies say Neal reached speeds of up to 140 mph in his silver 2003 Chevy Corvette Convertible with high performance engine.

Once Neal reached the county line, deputies turned the chase over to California Highway Patrol.

According to authorities, Neal continued to flee until the engine of his Corvette blew up, ending the event at about 3:30am.

"He was going so fast that they lost sight of him," said sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino.

Neal's website states that he was a licensed NASCAR driver and won three races in the early '80's until he retired. Neal came out of retirement to continue racing in 2008.

Neal was booked into the Orange County jail on felony evading charges. He pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced to a month in jail.

Lacy Black
The Weekly Vice
www.theweeklyvice.com

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8 comments:

the local said...

Caught him without his wig on, I wish more men had the courage to wear their hair like this, showing off gorgeous cheek bones, facial structure, and eyes that's all folks..

the local said...

As a person I'm sure she is an amazing person and

she is an attractive woman but

that hair she bought looks odd on someone of her age..

the local said...

^God damn it you guys. I posted to wrong news item, was supposted to be @ Granny jailed after driving 100 MPH because she sas late for a hair appt.

Eastside said...

Maybe we can get him to challenge granny from Carolina to a race. last one to the hairdresser buys.

Kinda looks like Doc Brown from Back to the Future though.

Bad Karma said...

If I were almost 60, a former race car driver, and had a high performance corvette...

Well...

The only thing keeping me from being here is about $90k

JuggaletteSTL said...
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JuggaletteSTL said...

Sorry, that last post was full of errors. My keyboard sucks, and I may be a little O.C.D I think, or I would have left it.

I was thinking the same thing Bad Karma.

I bet all race car drivers drive a little faster then normal people. That's what they were paid to do, and it's hard to break a habit of driving fast. Trust me, that's an expensive lesson that I unfortunately haven't learned yet.

Hell, I drive a little crazier even after merely watching a Nascar race, and definitely after watching any of the the Fast and Furious movies...

Good thing I drive a crappy car that does 0-60 in about 5 minutes...

riplee781 said...

According to the story it only took him 30 minutes to blow his vette engine.... hahah

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