Friday, September 30, 2011

’lil Al falls Foul again to his Drinking Demons

Heard it first last night on Trackside with Kevin & Cavin - as unfortunately Kevin Lee broke the story to Mwah that Al Unser Jr. had been Arrested for DWI and Reckless Driving during the wee hours of Thursday morning...

As I recall scribbling ‘bout his last brush with the law way back in 2007 when I even somehow found his Mug shot on le Internetz... Having listened to ‘lil Al previously on Autosport Radio on January 12, 2010 - I thought he’d actually turned the corner on that Boozin ‘N Brawlin’ portion of his life - perhaps even having quit his Marlboro ‘BAD HABITS affliction? Having told Don Kay he was taking Life one day at a time.

Yet unfortunately ‘lil al was nabbed for racing his 2011 Suburban 101mph on the Freeway nearby Albuquerque yesterday morning. As IndyCar has already placed the two-time Indy 500 winner on indefinite suspension from all further Officiating duties, while I’m guessing he’ll NOT be driving the Indy 2X Seater anytime soon either.

As all I can say is this is truly sad news - as its kinda weird that two of Roger Penske’s former star drivers have wrestled with Alcohol problems...

Indy 500 winner Al Unser Jr. arrested for DWI in New Mexico