Thursday, October 29, 2009

Oh no AJ! Allmendinger arrested for DUI

Just following the announcement that AJ Allmendinger was to replace Reed Sorenson in the famed #43 car owned by Richard Petty Motorsports came a major announcement. Mr. Allmendinger was arrested around 1:30am this morning and failed a field sobriety test. Here is the kicker....anyone that knows anything about NASCAR, knows that the King himself is against alcohol, even to the point that he wont allow an alcohol related sponsorships on his cars. If he wont take money from a sponsor that endorses alcohol, how is he going to react to his driver failing a sobriety test?

AJ blew a .08 which is the bottom line what is considered legally drunk in NC. There are times when many of us driven when we shouldn't. But with that being said, I know many people in this sport who are VERY cautious when it comes to drinking in driving by always having a DD or is smart enough to call a taxi, even after one drink.

After his arrest, Allmendinger was released without having to post bond. He had drinks with dinner and had this to say about the arrest "I honestly felt fine, but I obviously should have erred more on the side of caution, particularly given what I do for a living," "It was a bad judgment call and I apologize for that." Stay tuned to hear what RPM has to say about all this.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Megan said...

OK Anonymous, do tell us what is spelled incorrect.....

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