Former NASCAR driver Tyler Walker arrested after leading police on chase


Tyler Walker used to drive in NASCAR – and after his most recent get ups with the law – we can assume he will not be back well…ever after he led police on a chase through three different states; starting in Nevada, going through Arizona and finally being caught in Utah. He was taken into custody Wednesday morning on multiple drug and alcohol related charges, according to an article in The Spectrum.

Walker would do back-flips after victories, which was the inspiration for Carl Edward’s to do the same. His career was cut short though when he was suspended for violating NASCAR’s substance abuse policy in 2007.

According to the story, the driver, Tyler Walker and his passenger, Raelie Hann McDonald failed to stop for police after they were pursued for speeding and felony evading. Utah troopers were able to stop the vehicle by releasing spike strips after Arizona police were unsuccessful.

The spike strips made all four tires deflate – which led to the vehicle slowing. Walker then tried to take off on foot before he gave up to an Arizona trooper.

When police inventoried the vehicle – they found methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and alcohol according to police.

Both Walker and McDonald were found to be under the influence of drugs and or alcohol. Walker received multiple charges and his bond was set at $18,020. McDonald’s bail was set at $11,072.

Walker began racing in the Craftsman Truck Series in 2003, racing 3 races in the #7 Mopar Performance Dodge Ram for Ultra Motorsports, his best finish a 21st at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. In 2004 he began racing in the USAC Silver Crown Series for Kasey Kahne Racing, while competing three times in the Busch Series. He made his series debut at Pikes Peak, qualifying eighth and finishing 27th. After driving one race for BACE Motorsports, he drove another Busch race in the #38 Great Clips Dodge for Akins Motorsports.

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