The never-ending saga of former NASCAR driver Tyler Walker continues to be … well, seemingly never-ending.
According to StGeorgeUtah.com, Walker has had adjudication stemming from a 150-mph police chase and arrest on drug possession charges in January 2013 delayed again – for the 13th time – by Utah 5th District Judge Eric Ludlow during a hearing on Tuesday.
Walker did not appear in court and his defense attorney claims paperwork from Walker’s consent to a plea agreement has yet to be received.
“This will be the 13th time he’s missed this,” Walker’s defense attorney Douglas Terry said, according to the website.
Rather than waiting for Walker to mail in a signed copy of the plea agreement, Ludlow ordered the former racer to appear in court in person.
“He has until (Dec.) 2nd, then he has to appear in person and we’ll go from there,” Ludlow said.
Walker led police from three states – Arizona, Nevada and Utah – on a lengthy chase in his BMW before the four tires on his vehicle were flattened by police spike strips near St. George, Utah.
Even so, Walker continued on flat tires for an additional four miles before finally stopping and being taken into custody, along with then-girlfriend Raelle McDonald.
According to the Utah Highway Patrol, Walker’s car was found to have methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and alcohol.
Walker was suspended by NASCAR in 2007 for violating the sanctioning body’s substance abuse policy. He has never reapplied for reinstatement, and subsequently went on to spend several years racing sprint cars.
Here’s a police dash cam video of part of Walker’s chase and arrest:
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