Former NASCAR driver Tyler Walker was arrested in Utah this week after a high speed police chase that took place in three states.
Suspended by NASCAR in 2007 for violating its substance abuse policy, Walker was caught speeding in Nevada. Immediately police started following him, with Walker crossing into Arizona and Utah with the police on his tail. He could only be stopped with spike strips laid down by the police six miles after crossing into Utah.
However, the chase didn’t end there. Walker exited the car and started running before police officers managed to catch him. When police searched the vehicle, they found methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and alcohol. No wonder Walker was running from the police.
Moreover, both Walker and his passenger, Raelie McDonald, were found to be under the influence and arrested on numerous drug and alcohol charges. They could face charges in all three states. Walker’s bail is set at more than $18,000 and was booked into the Purgatory Correctional Facility.
During his NASCAR career, Walker ran 28 races (19 in the Nationwide Series and nine in the Camping World Truck Series) and scored one Truck Series top 10, an eighth place finish at Martinsville in 2007.