A man accused of trying to run over a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper has received his punishment.

Thomas Clark was sentenced to 4-5 years in prison for his role in a high speed car chase on Christmas Eve last year, in which the vehicle he was driving almost hit a trooper that was trying to stop him.

The incident started on Interstate 25 about 10 miles north of Casper, when the patrol learned that the vehicle that Clark was driving was stolen.

The chase proceeded north on I-25, then turned onto state highway 387, and then state highway 259, before it finally ended about 5 miles south of the town of Midwest.

During the chase, speeds reached up to 100 miles per hour, and there were 3 attempts by troopers to spike the vehicle.

Clark was able to avoid all 3, but on one of those attempts, he turned the vehicle towards a trooper, who had to get out of the way to avoid being hit.

Back in July, Clark pleaded guilty to 1 felony charge of aggravated assault.