Ex-NASCAR racer pleads guilty in high speed chase

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A former NASCAR driver who led police on a 150 mph chase through three states last year has agreed to a plea deal.

The Spectrum reports that 35-year-old Timothy Tyler Andrew Walker of California pleaded guilty Tuesday in a St. George court to felony counts of failure to stop for an officer and possession of a controlled substance. He also pleaded guilty to impaired driving.

Walker said in court he’s in a much better place than when Utah Highway Patrol troopers arrested him a year ago after a chase that began in Nevada and crossed into Arizona before reaching Utah.

He apologized for his actions and said he’s working to stay healthy and avoid making similar mistakes.

Sentencing has been set for Feb. 23.


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