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UPDATED: NASCAR Driver Chris Hacker Arrested for DWI

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Joshua Lipowski

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NASCAR driver Chris Hacker was arrested early Tuesday morning on for Driving While Impaired.

What’s Happening?

Toby Christie first reported that, according to public records, NASCAR driver Chris Hacker was arrested on Tuesday for Driving While Impaired. The North Carolina Judicial Branch, as Christie reports, also has Hacker facing charges of speeding, reckless driving to endanger, and failure to wear a seat belt with a court date of September 19th. NASCAR’s weekly penalty report says that they have indefinitely suspended Hacker.

You Need to Know:

  • Chris Hacker is a 23-year-old from Noblesville, Indiana, and he has run in six NASCAR races this year (4 Truck Series and 2 Xfinity Series). It is not his first time running into trouble with the law, as he was arrested for an OWI amongst other misdemeanor charges. He was eventually sentenced to 180 days of house arrest after violating his probation.
  • Hacker is the third NASCAR driver to be arrested this year. Jacob White was arrested for a DWI on August 3rd, and Cup Series driver Cody Ware was arrested on an assault charge back in April. Ware was indefinitely suspended by NASCAR.
  • Fans reacted to it in a myriad of ways. Some were understandably critical of Hacker’s judgment, while others hoped that Hacker would learn from this.

From the Officials

UPDATE 4 pm EST: Per NASCAR’s Weekly Penalty Report, Chris Hacker, along with other part-time drivers Joel Courage and Jason White, has been indefinitely suspended.

In the Stands

Ouch indeed Kevin D. Grussing. A very scary and sad situation.

Robert Searcy says that he is happy that no one got hurt, but he does not condone the actions of Hacker.

Austin Paul did not mince words with Hacker.

John Scates was surprised at this story.

Ironic indeed Eric Saylor.

It’s possible that Hacker could have trouble driving in NASCAR again just because of this arrest, whether due to an official suspension or a damaged reputation with teams and sponsors. An indefinite suspension means that a long road is ahead of him.

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