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Former NASCAR driver Tyler Walker arrested after three-state high speed pursuit

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Former NASCAR driver Tyler Walker arrested after three-state high speed pursuit

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.

by Dan Mihalascu (my Google+) - Friday, February 1st, 2013 - filed under Motorsport, News. Image credit: .
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Discuss: Former NASCAR driver Tyler Walker arrested after three-state high speed pursuit

4 Responses to “Former NASCAR driver Tyler Walker arrested after three-state high speed pursuit”

  1. RBF says:

    Good for him. I wish he would have got a way

  2. Rick Fain says:

    Good for him. I wish he would have got a way from the NO GOOD COPS

  3. wheelman says:

    seen him freak at williams grove knew he was back on drugs then . his dad backed him up after nascars failed drug test , feel bad for dad . wouldnt want him on the track near me , i hope everyon e refuses to race in the same feature or heat as him guys a dangerous loser .you cant tell me the people around him havent known he was back on the stuff way before this latest debacle.no place in racing for loose cannons like him

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