Richard Petty Motorsports has hit driver AJ Allmendinger with a $10,000 fine following his arrest on a drink driving charge.

Allmendinger was stopped by Mooresville police in the early hours of Thursday morning and registered a blood alcohol content of 0.08, the minimum required for a DWI arrest in North Carolina.

NASCAR placed the driver of the #44 Dodge on probation until December 31 for actions detrimental to Stock Car racing with his team now also taking action.

RPM has also placed the former open-wheel racer on probation, although on this occasion through to the end of the 2010 season, while also hitting him with a financial penalty.

The $10,000 fine will be donated to charity.


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