Indy 500 Legend Al Unser Jr. Arrested for Drunk Driving

Legend Al Unser Jr.

2x-Indy 500 Champ

Arrested for Drunk Driving

5/20/2019 10:20 AM PDT

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Well, this is bad … 

Racing legend Al Unser Jr. — who won the Indy 500 TWICE — was arrested for drunk driving in Indianapolis early Monday morning, officials say. 

The 57-year-old was pulled over in Hendricks County — and officers suspected he was drunk. He was hauled to a nearby station where Unser was booked around 3:20 AM. 

Court records show he’s facing 3 charges — improper lane usage, speeding and Operating While Intoxicated. 

If Unser doesn’t seem fazed in his mug shot … it’s because it’s the 3RD TIME he’s been arrested for drunk driving. 

He was previously popped for drunk driving in 2007 and 2011. 

Obviously, Unser struggles with alcohol abuse. He was also arrested in 2002 after a booze-fueled altercation with his then-girlfriend. 

Unser has spoken publicly about his issues and has tried to get help multiple times. 

Unser retired from racing back in 2007 after a stellar career which includes an Indy 500 win in 1992 and again in 1994. 


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