Indy 500 Champion Al Unser Jr Arrested for DWI

Double Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. faces driving charges that are far from worthy of a race driver’s reputation. He was arrested in Albuquerque, N.M, for street racing and driving unde the influence of alcohol, as AP reports.
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The police spotted him driving at over 100 mph (160 km/h) in his Chevrolet Suburban, while drag racing another car. He was charged with reckless driving and aggravated driving while intoxicated. This isn’t the first time when Unser is involved in such a story, as he plead no contest to a DUI charge in a Nevada accident that took place back in 2007.

Unser, who had been retired, still had duties as a driving coach and race control official for IndyCar, the body that sanctions the IZOD Indicar Series and has now been suspended indefinitely.


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