Two-Time Indy 500 Champion Admits to OWI
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner, Al Unser Jr. of Albuquerque, New Mexico plead guilty to operating a vehicle while intoxicated in an Indianapolis court Tuesday.

According to court records, Unser received a 363-day suspended sentence, and 363 days of probation. He is also required to complete 480 hours of community service, but will spend no time in jail.

The incident stems from when Unser was pulled over back on May 20th after being clocked in his vehicle going 59 mph in a 45 mph zone and drifting from his driving lane. The arresting officer later noticed Unser’s eyes were red and glossy and his speech slurred. Unser fell to the ground and rolled down an embankment after being asked to get out of his car.

Al Unser, Jr. is the son of fourt-time Indy 500 winner Al Unser and the nephew of three-time Indy winner Bobby Unser.

Unser Jr. competed in the Indianapolis 500 19 times, winning the race in 1992 and 1994.