Two-time Indianapolis 500 champion Al Unser Jr. has been suspended indefinitely from IndyCar following an arrest for drunken driving and reckless driving in New Mexico early Thursday morning.
IndyCar released this statement Thursday afternoon: “IndyCar is aware of the charges and will not be commenting at this time. Al Unser Jr. has been suspended indefinitely and relieved of his duties in Race Control, pending further investigation.”
Unser, 49, was reportedly going more than 100mph in his 2011 Chevrolet Suburban and drag racing another car going a similar speed.
A police report issued to Albuquerque TV station KASA revealed Unser was pulled over by authorities and told officers “You caught the slower driver.”
Unser failed a field sobriety test with a breathalyzer test revealing a .16 blood alcohol content, twice the state's legal limit.
Charged with reckless driving, aggravated DWI and racing upon a highway, Unser was released from jail on his own recognizance.