Longmont man sentenced after driving on wrong side of Diagonal

A Longmont man on the Diagonal Highway pled guilty Wednesday.

John Walsh, 49, was sentenced to 270 days of jail-work release with two years of probation, according to Boulder County District Attorney‘s Office spokeswoman Catherine Olguin.

Walsh was charged with felony vehicular eluding, obstructing a peace officer and reckless driving. He pled guilty to felony vehicular eluding.

In January, police chased Walsh after he eluded a traffic stop in south Longmont and drove on the wrong side of the road on Ken Pratt Boulevard and the Diagonal for several miles, nearly hitting at least one driver.

According to a police report, Walsh‘s vehicle reached speeds of 100 mph while driving on the wrong side of the road.

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