Former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield convicted, fined

Jeremy Mayfield

Catawba County Sheriff’s Dept

On Monday former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeremy Mayfield has been convicted on charges of possession of stolen goods and drug paraphernalia.

Mayfield, 44, will avoid jail-time. Instead Mayfield will be placed on unsupervised probation for 18 months. He also was ordered to pay more than $88,000 in restitution and $1,100 in fines and other costs.

NASCAR suspended Mayfield in 2009 saying the driver twice tested positive for methamphetamine use. Mayfiled later appealed but NASCAR upheld his suspension.

Later Mayfield was charged after a raid on his home produced stolen property. The driver and his wife was evicted from their home in November 2012. The home was burned down recently as part of a training exercise for local fire fighters.

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