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Man found with dead body on Highway 65 sentenced to 100 days in jail

Posted at 2:59 PM, Mar 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-06 18:06:45-05

One of the men who was pulled over with a dead body inside of a stolen car on Highway 65 was sentenced to 100 days in jail plus 3 years probation on Tuesday.

Ben Barness pleaded no contest to possession of a stolen vehicle back in January.

On Jan. 16, California Highway Patrol attempted to pull over a car for speeding on Highway 65 near James Road just before 7 a.m.

That's when CHP found a dead man in the front passenger seat, according to KCSO.

The car had been reported stolen out of Los Angeles County.