Avon police arrest 2-time Indy 500 winner Al Unser, Jr. on OWI charge

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Avon police arrested two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser, Jr. on an OWI charge, WTTV reports.

Posted: May 20, 2019 8:34 AM
Updated: May 20, 2019 12:02 PM

AVON, Ind. (WTTV) – Avon police arrested two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser, Jr. on an OWI charge, WTTV reports. 

Unser was booked into the Hendricks County Jail at 3:21 a.m. on Monday.

Unser has been very vocal about his struggles with alcohol, and on May 9 he spoke with students at Hope Academy to share his story of addiction. He said drinking was a demon he faced, and he hopes others will learn from his mistakes.

He has previous drunk driving arrests in 2007 and 2011.

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