Walther sentenced to 26 months in prison for nonsupport

LEBANON, Ohio -- Former Indianapolis 500 driver David
Walther has been sentenced to 26 months in prison for nonsupport of
dependents and violating terms of an earlier sentence.

The 59-year-old owes more than $21,000 in child support,
according to the Warren County prosecutor's office.

Warren County Common Pleas Judge James L. Flannery on Tuesday
sentenced Walther to 16 months for a new count of nonsupport and 10
months for violating probation conditions in a 2005 case involving
nonsupport. Walther, of Dayton, will get credit for eight months
already served, Warren County Prosecutor Rachel Hutzel said.

Walther, who raced in the Indianapolis 500 seven times, had
earlier convictions for nonsupport, child endangering, and charges
related to painkilling drugs. He was badly injured in a fiery 1973
Indy crash.