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Haley gets six months for high-speed chase
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A six-month sentence was issued to a man who claimed he was being chased by vampires when he led lawmen on a high-speed chase with speeds topping 100 mph.The defendant, Chad Everett Haley, 31, entered guilty pleas before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to charges of evading arrest with risk to others, possession of drugs, delivery of meth, and initiating the process to manufacture meth.His sentence results from separate drug cases which peaked with his run from the law late last year when deputies tried to pull him over for crossing the yellow line. Lawmen said he sped down Crisp Springs Road at speeds in excess of 100 mph, barreling through a stop sign at Nashville Highway where he nearly caused a wreck in the busy intersection. He continued on through the county until he finally crashed nearly Lucky CIC. He was taken into custody at that point and a search of his vehicle netted drugs and burglary tools, along with items such as a crowbar, sledgehammer and ax.Most bizarre to officers was his explanation of why he fled.“When I asked him why he was fleeing he stated he believed evil people and vampires were after him,” said deputy Billy Joe Crouch.Haley wrote a letter to the judge asking for drug treatment.“I finally realize I’ve got a sickness,” Haley said of his drug addiction, noting he hopes to go to rehab at the Tony Rice Center.