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A man was sentenced to three months in jail for leading lawmen on a high-speed chase in which he crashed into another motorist.The man, Jonathan Ray Pewitt, 26, entered a guilty plea before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to charges of evading arrest. He was ordered to serve 90 days of a three-year sentence.His jail time comes after police found his vehicle sitting on the railroad tracks off Highway 70 Bypass. He fled when police stopped to question him and led them on a high-speed chase on New Smithville Highway.He struck a motorist while fleeing but refused to stop.