Tyler Walker Arrest: Former NASCAR Driver Busted After High-Speed Chase
Former NASCAR driver Tyler Walker was arrested Wednesday after leading police officers on a high-speed vehicle chase through three separate states.
According to AOL Sporting News, Walker, 33, failed to stop for an officer after he was clocked speeding in Nevada early Wednesday morning on I-15.
After going through Arizona, the chase ended about six miles into Utah after Walker drove over spike strips laid down by police.
“At this point, all four tires had deflated on the suspect vehicle, which caused the BMW to significantly slow down and eventually stop,” Utah Highway Patrol Corporal Todd Johnson said.
Police reports say Walker then attempted to flee on foot before he was captured. A female passenger in Walker’s vehicle, Raelie Hann McDonald, was arrested without incident.
Walker and McDonald were booked into Purgatory Correctional Facility following their arrest.
The Spectrum reports Walker was charged with evading police, driving under the influence, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, possession of cannabis, possession of amphetamine, driving with an open container of alcohol, and transporting alcohol across state lines.
His bail was set at $18,020.
McDonald was charged with carrying an open container of alcohol, possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, possession of cannabis, and possession of amphetamine.
Her bail was set at $11,072 bail.
During his NASCAR career, Tyler Walker ran 28 races (19 in the Nationwide Series and nine in the Camping World Truck Series) and scored one Truck Series top 10, an eighth place finish at Martinsville in 2007.
His career came to a grinding halt in 2007 after he was suspended for violating the sanctioning body’s substance abuse policy.