NASCAR Driver blows engine while fleeing from the cops.
Former NASCAR driver James Edward Neal is arrested in California for leading police on a chase that pushed the speedometer to at least 140 miles per hour.
Reported all over the World Wide Web is the tale of Orange County sheriff's deputies trying to pull over Mr. 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 he could have settled without a fine, sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino said. Seriously, dude, the copper would have just told you to put the tag on. Geez, give your head a shake.
Our hero, who in his two decades plus as a NASCAR driver won as many national level races as myself and Pierre Bourque combined, refused to stop and sped onto Interstate 5, where the California Highway Patrol took over the chase. Mr. Neal raced south at speeds of up to 140 mph and quickly pulled away from CHP officers. "He was going so fast that they lost sight of him."
Then he a had a problem: his engine blew up so Mr. Neal finally pulled over after his engine blew up near La Jolla, 50 miles from where the chase started. Deputies arrested him without a struggle.
Busted on Monday, he recieved a month in jail Tuesday.