The driver accused of killing two people, including Belmont's former mayor, will spend 25 years in prison.
He hit their car while police were chasing him.
Lester Norman plead guilty to second-degree murder on Tuesday, but the family of one of the victims told the judge none of this would have happened if police had found another way to capture him.
"I don't want to say nothing," said Norman.
Lester Norman gave no comment about the February night when he drove through a license check point in Belmont, raced down I-85 with police following, and plowed into a car while going 94 miles per hour.
Former Belmont Mayor Keith Loftin and his passenger Donna Deitz died instantly when Norman hit them.
Dietz's sister told the judge Norman was wrong, but so were police.
"It is perhaps a miracle, in fact I think it is, that only two people were killed," said the victim's sister, Ellen Tucker.
Ellen Tucker said she was appalled when she watched the dash camera video of the chase.
She said police involved innocent drivers on I-85, using their cars to try to block Norman.
"Another innocent bystander desperately trying to get out of his road while Mr. Norman is trying to get off the road also," said Tucker.
She questioned whether police had a plan or a policy.
Eyewitness News asked the Belmont Police Chief.
"Pursuits are very, very dangerous. Any way you slice it, they are very dangerous," said Chief Charlie Franklin.
But he said his officers in the pursuit did follow policy.
He said they slowed down as Norman became more of a threat to the public.
"At the point of the crash the officers were not even close to the suspect at that point," said Franklin.
He said the officers drove behind Norman as he approached another car on I-85, but they never involved an innocent driver in the chase.
"The officers followed our policy by the letter," said Franklin.
Ellen Tucker said it is time that police everywhere re-examine chase procedures.
"It's our fault that this happened, because we haven't forced police to think about it," said Tucker.
The police chief said he is sorry for the loss of lives.
He said he asked Deitz sister's to sit down with him so that he could explain their procedure, but she declined.