Rusty Wallace Racing driver Michael Annett was arrested Sunday morning between 1:30 and 2am when Mooresville Police responded to an accident call in which a car that Annett was driving, and noticed the smell of alcohol coming from the car. When tested according to the police report Annett, 24 blood alcohol content was .32 over four times the legal limit of .08, upon testing Annett was arrested for texting while driving, failure to reduce speed, and driving while intoxicated.
Statement from Rusty Wallace Racing
Rusty Wallace Racing is aware of a traffic incident over the weekend involving Michael Annett, driver of our team's No. 62 car. We have been in contact with both the authorities and NASCAR and are finishing our internal investigation into the facts.
Rusty Wallace Racing does not condone, nor tolerate, substance abuse by any of its employees. In line with this, RWR is currently working with Michael to develop a package of sanctions which will address this issue. Among these will be successful completion of a comprehensive alcohol awareness program, a zero tolerance policy towards alcohol use, a year-long community service program and additional internal sanctions.
Stated Annett, "I am deeply remorseful for my actions and my extreme lack of judgment. I let down my team, my sponsors, my fans and my family; I sincerely apologize to everyone that I hurt. This was truly a life-changing moment for me. Despite all of the negativity that will undoubtedly arise from it, I'm going to strive to use this incident as the impetus to make a lot of positive changes in my life."