Ex-Indy 500 champ Unser Jr. charged with OWI

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Two-time Indianapolis 500 champion Al Unser Jr. was arrested on a cost of working a car whereas intoxicated, in response to a web based jail file.

Bond was set at $300, in response to the file on the Hendricks County (Indiana) jail. He was arrested by the Avon Police Division and booked at three:21 a.m. ET on Monday, in response to the file.

Unser, 57, retired from racing in 2007, He’s at present an govt advisor for the Harding Steinbrenner Racing IndyCar group.

Hendricks County Jail

“All the Harding Steinbrenner Racing group is saddened to study of Al Unser Jr.’s arrest on an OWI cost. Alcoholism is a illness and a unbroken battle for these scuffling with it. Presently, we do help Al in any method that he wants,” the group stated in a press release, including that any additional questions ought to be directed to Unser’s lawyer, James H. Voyles.

Unser has struggled with alcohol abuse for a number of years.

He pleaded responsible to driving whereas intoxicated and racing on a New Mexico freeway in 2012 stemming from a 2011 arrest and pleaded no contest to a driving below the affect cost in Nevada in 2007.

In 2002, he underwent remedy for alcohol abuse after his then-girlfriend stated he hit her within the face whereas he was drunk in Indianapolis. Prosecutors did not file costs.

He’s the son of four-time Indy 500 champion Al Unser, and a nephew of three-time Indy winner Bobby Unser. Al Unser Jr. received the Indy 500 in 1992 and 1994, and he received two CART factors titles and two IROC championships.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

 

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