Nextel Cup rookie Scott Wimmer's career is in doubt following his arrest for a drink-drive offence at the weekend.

Wimmer was picked up by police following an accident involving the Dodge pick-up, owned by Bill Davis Racing, that he was driving. According to police records, the Busch Series frontrunner was found to have a 0.15 blood alcohol content reading, giving him nearly twice the legal limit.

Wimmer's truck was found on its roof with several wheels missing, having flipped over and ploughed through a roadside sign. The driver was not with the vehicle when it was discovered, however, and was later arrested at home.

Wimmer is due to appear in court to answer charges relating to his arrest on 10 March, and it may be that he will not race until after the hearing. He was due to drive the #22 Cat Dodge for Bill Davis this season, and the veteran team owner admitted that he was pondering the situation with the Daytona 500 just a week away.

"Bill Davis and Bill Davis Racing are aware of the current allegations against driver Scott Wimmer," said a statement issued by the team shortly after the incident, "Davis has been in contact with NASCAR, Caterpillar, and all of the current sponsors and will remain in constant communication until all of the facts have been established. Until all of the facts have been revealed, Davis is not in a position to comment on the specifics of the allegations. Davis and Wimmer will continue to work with NASCAR, Caterpillar and other sponsors until there is resolution."

To make matters worse, Wimmer's wife Jody was also charged following the incident, having apparently 'obstructed and delayed' her husband's arrest.

 

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