A few years back Tyler Walker had a very promising racing career in the NASCAR World. He was in the middle of a meteoric rise up through the sprint car world. Walker was given the opportunity to to drive in both the Camping World Truck Series and the Nationwide Series for Bill Davis Racing.
Unfortunately for Walker, he was busted for substance abuse early on in his move to NASCAR. NASCAR suspended Walker indefinitely pending his successful completion of their “Road To Recovery”. Walker never enrolled, nor completed, that prescribed course, thereby, never racing in the big time again.
Walker, instead, returned the world of sprint car racing, where random drug testing,obviously, does not exist.
On Wednesday morning, around 7:30 am, Tyler Walker and a female friend was involved in a three state, high speed chase. Herein, the following news release.
Two California residents were taken into custody Wednesday morning after leading Nevada, Arizona and Utah Highway Patrol officers on a high-speed pursuit.
The driver, Timothy Tyler Andrew Walker, 33, and passenger, Raelie Hann McDonald, 30, both of Hermosa Beach, were arrested on a variety of drug and alcohol charges.
UHP Cpl. Todd Johnson said his department was notified of a pursuit traveling northbound on I-15 in Arizona at approximately 7:30 a.m. The car had failed to stop for Nevada troopers, who were pursuing the vehicle for speeding and felony evading.
Utah troopers were able to stop the black 2007 BMW after releasing spike strips near mile marker 2 after Arizona troopers were unsuccessful, Johnson said. The vehicle came to a stop near exit 6.
“At this point, all four tires had deflated on the suspect vehicle, which caused the BMW to significantly slow down and eventually stop,” Johnson said.
Walker attempted to flee on foot before being subdued by an Arizona trooper, Johnson said. McDonald was arrested without incident.
“During an inventory of the vehicle, methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and alcohol were found,” Johnson said.
Walker and McDonald were determined to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Johnson said Utah officers will investigate the incident and determine charges, and then Arizona and Nevada officers will follow up with additional charges within their states.
Walker was charged with evading police, driving under the influence, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, possession of cannabis, possession of amphetamine, driving with an open container of alcohol and transporting alcohol across state lines. Walker’s bail is set at $18,020.
McDonald was charged with carrying an open container of alcohol, possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, possession of cannabis and possession of amphetamine. McDonald’s bail is set at $11,072 bail.
Walker and McDonald were both booked into Purgatory Correctional Facility. (thespectrum.com)
It would appear that Walker did not learn his lesson from the suspension from NASCAR a few years ago! Well, he may now have a little time to think about the errors of his way in a county jail cell!
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!