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Allmendinger arrested, on probation

AJ Allmendinger placed on probation by NASCAR following arrest for drink driving
NASCAR has placed AJ Allmendinger on probation until the end of the year after he was arrested on a charge of drink driving.

The Richard Petty Motorsports driver was arrested early on Thursday morning after having drinks with dinner and failed a roadside sobriety test.

NASCAR has now confirmed that the former open-wheel racer has been placed on probation after violating Section 12-1 of its rule book; actions detrimental to stock car racing.

The probation period will run until December 31.

“I honestly felt fine, but I obviously should have erred more on the side of caution, particularly given what I do for a living,” Allmendinger said. “It was a bad judgement call and I apologise for that.

“If anything good can come of this, then hopefully I can be an example of being more aware of drinking responsibly and even if you feel fine, take a cab or call a friend. Just don't risk it. I will do my best to make it right and use this to learn myself and hopefully educate others.”

RPM has yet to comment on the arrest.



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