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Al Unser Jr., The Two-Time Indy 500 Winner, Arrested on OWI Charge

Updated On 21 May, 2019 Published On

Al Unser Jr., the retired race car driver who won Indy 500 twice, was arrested in Indiana on Monday, May 20, authorities have confirmed.

As per the report, he has been charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Unser, 57, was taken into custody by police in Avon, Indianapolis, at approx. 1 a.m. after his vehicle was measured moving 59 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone. He drifted from his driving lane.

According to the officer who pulled him over, the driver was slurring his speech and his eyes were red and glossy.

He initially denied having alcohol before he staggered to the rear of the vehicle as he exited the car. He reportedly lost his balance, fell to the ground and rolled down an embankment.

Blood was drawn from him after refusing to take a field sobriety test. Results have still been pending.

The former race driver then complained about the handcuffs while being taken to a hospital to have his blood drawn.

Unser is the son of four-time Indy 500 winner Al Unser. His uncle Bobby Unser is a three-time Indy winner.

Unser competed in the Indianapolis 500 19 times and became the winner in 1994 and 1992.

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