Thursday, January 31, 2013

Former NASCAR Driver Tyler Walker Arrested After High Speed Chase

Tyler Walker, a former Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series driver suspended for violating NASCAR’s drug policy in 2007, was arrested after a high-speed vehicle chase that started in Nevada, went through Arizona and ended in Utah.

The 33-year-old racer, whose backflips after victories spurred Carl Edwards into doing the same, has been competing in Sprint cars in recent years.

But his racing career could be in jeopardy after he was taken into custody Wednesday morning on several drug and alcohol charges.

He was charged with three felonies — evading by vehicle, possession of amphetamine and possession of marijuana — and misdemeanors including possession of drug paraphernalia and being under the influence of marijuana and driving under the influence.

According to jail records, he was released on bond of $18,020. (SportingNews)