Two-time Indy 500 champ Al Unser Jr. arrested for OWI | KOB 4
Advertisement

Two-time Indy 500 champ Al Unser Jr. arrested for OWI

Al Unser Jr. booking mug out of Indiana Al Unser Jr. booking mug out of Indiana |  Photo: NBC Sports

Marian Camacho & The Associated Press
May 20, 2019 01:31 PM

INDIANAPOLIS, I.N. - Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. was arrested Monday for Operating While Intoxicated (OWI). 

Advertisement

Documents say the officer clocked Unser's car traveling at 59 mph in a 45 mph zone and drifting from his driving lane. The officer later noticed Unser's eyes were red and glossy and his speech slurred. Unser said he hadn't been drinking.

The documents also say Unser staggered to the rear of the vehicle after exiting the car, lost his balance and fell down the embankment.

Blood was drawn from Unser after he refused to take a field sobriety test. Results were pending.

According to NBC News, this is Unser's fourth alcohol-related offense. 

Unser is a consultant with Harding Steinbrenner Racing.  The company released a statement Monday morning saying that they are "saddened to learn of Al Unser Jr.'s arrest."

Unser won the Indianapolis 500 back in 1992 and 1994. 

Credits

Marian Camacho & The Associated Press

Copyright 2019 KOB-TV LLC, a Hubbard Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved

Advertisement
Comment on Facebook

Share 4 - News Tips - Photos - Videos
  Share a News Tip, Story Idea, Photo, Video



Advertisement


Advertisement

Advertisement




FBI: Body found in trunk of burning car

Homicide suspect turns himself in to police

Lawmaker: Expand compensation from nuclear weapons testing

4 Investigates: City of Santa Fe issued cease-and-desist following workplace death

Nonprofit seeks more volunteers to help foster children