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Ex-Indy 500 Champion Our Jr. will be charged with OWI



Two-time Indianapolis 500 champion Al Unser Jr. was arrested following an online prison record for operating a drunken vehicle.

The record of Hendricks County (Indiana) Prison. He was arrested by the Avon Police Department and booked on Monday at 3:21 pm ET.

Unser, 57, retired from racing in 2007. He is currently Executive Consultant for the Harding Steinbrenner Racing IndyCar Team

"The entire Harding Steinbrenner Racing organization is saddened to learn of the arrest of Al Unser Jr. due to an OWI charge is a disease and a continuing struggle for those who have to deal with it, we support Al in every way he needs, "the team said in a statement, adding that any further questions to our lawyer James H. Voyles should be addressed.

Our fight for several years with alcohol abuse.

In 2012, he pleaded guilty to driving a highway in New Mexico after being arrested in 2011.

In 2002, he underwent treatment for alcohol abuse aft, his then girlfriend said he hit her in the face when he was drunk in Indianapolis. The prosecution has not filed a complaint.

He is the son of four-time Indy 500 champion Al Unser and a nephew of three-time Indy winner Bobby Unser. Al Unser Jr. won the Indy 500 in 1992 and 1994 and won two CART points and two IROC championships.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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