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Wright sentenced for running from law, DUI
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A man who was caught when his car broke down while he was running from the law has been given three months in jail.The fugitive, Michael A. Wright Jr., 28, entered guilty pleas before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to charges of evading arrest and DUI. He was ordered to serve 60 days for evading and 30 for drunk driving, with the remainder of his three-year sentence to be spent on probation. He will also be required to perform 32 hours public service work, attend DUI School and lose his license for one year.His jail time comes after he ran from Highway Patrolman Kyle Herren on Highway 70.“He was running 96 mph in a posted 65 mph zone,” Herren said of the 1997 Nissan Sentra he clocked heading westbound on Highway 70.The trooper fell in behind Wright and tried to stop him, but the suspect kept trying to speed away.“He continued doing 95, swerving from lane to lane,” Herren said, noting the suspect then turned from the four-lane onto two-lane Old Rock Island Road. “His car quit on him so he got out on foot.”Herren said Wright was caught and arrested a short time after abandoning his broken-down vehicle.