Tip: Don’t play with your loaded shotgun while eluding the authorities.

Just a helpful reminder. RT-D:

A 37-year-old Louisa County man appeared to be struggling with a loaded shotgun when he lost control of his car during a high-speed chase with a Louisa sheriff’s deputy.

The man, whose identity has not been released, died Saturday night after his car hit an embankment on state Route 619 in Goochland County, rolled several times and ejected him.

The loaded shotgun was found a few yards from his body.

UPDATED: Rodney Rodis gets 63 months (5.25 years) in federal pen.

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Former priest Rodis sentenced to 63 months

The Free Lance–Star: Rodis gets 63 months in prison

Does anyone else think this is a little excessive? And yes, I know the guy is a waste of skin but prosecutors only wanted 51 months (4.25 years).

Heck; murderers, rapists, and drug dealers get less than 5 years sometimes. And yes, I know there is a difference between federal (as in this case) and state sentencing guidelines but still.

UPDATE, 02/22/2008, 1:22 a.m.: The Free Lance–Star: EX-PRIEST GETS 63 MONTHS

UPDATE, 02/22/2008, 3:29 a.m.: Richmond Times-Dispatch: Ex-priest gets five years for fraud

UPDATED: Rodney Rodis to be sentenced tomorrow.

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Former priest Rodis to be sentenced today tomorrow

Poor devout family man money-stealing piece of waste.

UPDATE, 02/20/2008, 9:58 p.m.: Alright, now RT-D is saying tomorrow and The Free Lance–Star concurs.

By the way, how much time did Shelia Boone get sentenced to? She was supposed to be sentenced on February 8th but neither the Richmond Times-Dispatch nor The Free Lance–Star did a story on the sentencing that I can find.