Today was not the first time Sen. R.C. Soles pleaded guilty to a crime. In 1970, he led police on a high speed chase near Fayetteville.
Soles, who was a state representative at the time, pleaded guilty to driving 115 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone. He also pleaded guilty to failing to stop for blue lights and siren.
Soles had his license revoked for 30 days and had to pay a $1,000 fine, the same amount he has to pay for shooting Kyle Blackburn in the back of the leg August 23.
According to published reports after the 1970 crime Soles offered no explanation for his behavior. His attorney in the case was Tony Rand, who later became a fellow state senator and currently chairs the state Parole Board.