A federal court judge sentenced a 31-year-old North Charleston man to the maximum sentence of 10 years in prison without parole for a high-speed chase earlier this year.

Dwight Fleming previously pleaded guilty to being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

Charleston County sheriff's deputies arrested him on Jan. 19 after an attempted traffic stop in North Charleston led to a chase down Interstate 26 into Charleston. Deputies tried to pull over a car about 1:30 p.m. on the interstate near the Ashley Phosphate Road exit, but the driver refused to stop and led police on a chase that went through the streets of North Charleston and back onto the interstate.

The driver lost control of the car on the interstate eastbound near the Morrison Drive off-ramp, then jumped out of the car. Authorities arrested Fleming near King Street Extension on charges of unlawful possession of a pistol, driving under suspension and failure to stop for lights and sirens.