Skip to comments.Indy 500 champ Al Unser Jr. arrested for drunk driving
Posted on 01/26/2007 6:35:31 PM PST by Pharmboy
Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. has been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and hit-and-run, Nevada police said on Friday.
Unser was taken into custody near Henderson, Nevada, on Thursday after he failed field sobriety tests given to him by officers investigating a hit-and-run, Nevada State Trooper Kevin Honea said.
Unser, 44, was booked on charges of hit-and-run, failing to report an accident, making an unsafe lane change and driving under the influence of alcohol.
Honea said troopers responded to an accident outside Las Vegas shortly after 11 a.m. on Thursday in which a car crashed into a freeway median after being sideswiped by a Ford Excursion
that had fled the scene and was being pursued by other drivers.
When the Excursion got off the freeway near Henderson, police approached the sports utility vehicle to find Unser at the wheel.
"Mr. Unser failed all of the sobriety tests given to him and was placed under arrest," Honea said, adding that the car racer had since been released from custody.
Unser, the son of car racing legend Al Unser, won the Indianapolis 500 in 1992 and 1994.
I didn't realize he was 44, wow time flies..
Excuse me for a typo
just flushes my whole argument down the drain. Alas, argument lost because of a typo, alas.
Looks like Mr. Unser may have a case of the Irish cancer.
Only 23 days till the Daytona 500!!!!!
Hey! I drive that stretch of road all the time, it is pretty hard to screw up there even when drunk, so he must have been plastered.
Okay; I won't ask you, if you return the favor and don't ask me how I found that out about mine.
You just can't reason with some people about driving drunk. You see people who aren't too sober at weddings who seem to think nothing of driving home.