The grandson of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt was charged with a DUI in West Virginia.
Bobby Dale Earnhardt apologized to fans, friends and family on Facebook.
“I wanted to let you all know I made a terrible mistake last night drinking and driving and I am thankful nothing bad happened from my stupidity and I know It could have. I’m sorry for letting all my fans friends and family down and Ihope I can make it up to each and everyone of you and in the future be a good role model. I will continue to move forward with my racing career and I hope I continue to have your support thanks”
The 25-year-old is the son of Kerry Earnhardt, nephew of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and grandson of seven time NASCAR Cup Series champion Dale Earnhardt.
Earnhardt was pulled over Monday after a police officer saw it speeding around turns and squealing tires.
Earnhardt’s eyes were glassy and his speech was slurred, and there was an odor of alcohol inside the vehicle, Cpl. R.C. Basford wrote in the complaint. His blood alcohol level was .193, more than twice West Virginia’s legal limit to drive of .08.
He faces up to six months in jail and a maximum $500 fine.