A driver for Rusty Wallace Racing was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with DWI, failure to reduce speed, texting while driving and resisting public officer.
According to a police report, Michael Annett rear-ended a car that was stopped at a red light at the intersection of NC Highway 150 and Williamson Road.
A Mooresville police officer said he noticed Annett shoving breath mints into his mouth so he requested another officer come to the scene of the accident to administer a DWI test.
According to the police report, Annett had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.32.
Monday, Rusty Wallace Racing released a statement with the following quote from Annett:
"I am deeply remorseful for my actions and my extreme lack of judgment. I let down my team, my sponsors, my fans and my family; I sincerely apologize to everyone that I hurt. This was truly a life-changing moment for me. Despite all of the negativity that will undoubtedly arise from it, I'm going to strive to use this incident as the impetus to make a lot of positive changes in my life."
Annett joined Wallace's team after driving for Germain Racing in the Nationwide Series. No statement has been made by NASCAR or RWR about Annett's participation in the season-opening Nationwide race Feb. 19.
- Rusty Wallace Racing
- Michael Annett