From the Marbles

Roger Penske’s sons arrested by Nantucket police

Nick Bromberg
From The Marbles

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Jay Penske (R) and his IndyCar driver Sebastian Bourdais (L) (AP)

Roger Penske's sons, Jay and Mark Penske, were arrested by Nantucket police Thursday morning for an alleged break-in at the Nantucket Yacht Club after a woman accused Jay of urinating on her boots.

From the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror:

According to a police report, the incident was reported as an assault and battery when two women approached officers on Broad Street, claiming they had been assaulted by two men, later identified as the Penske brothers.

The report claims the Penske brothers were urinating in the parking lot, and that when she confronted Jay Penske, he "turned and continued to urinate on her boots. He then proceeded to grab her arm and push her. (The woman) also states that Mark before he ran away pushed her and they both then ran to the house on Yacht Club property" the report states.

The brothers were charged with "breaking and entering in the nighttime and attempt to commit a misdemeanor." The women declined to file assault charges.

One of the women involved in the incident told the paper that Jay Penske turned and, uh, engaged his spray towards her when the women pointed him out urinating towards the sidewalk while Mark grabbed her friend's hand and hit her in the face with it as she was attempting to take a picture.

After, they ran towards the Nantucket Yacht Club property and police said they apprehended Jay trying to run away from the club and Mark inside the employee apartment with cuts on his arm after apparently falling down a staircase.

In perhaps the most bizarre part of the story, one of the women claims that Jay Penske shouted "You're not white enough" at her as he was being detained. (The race of the women was not revealed in the article.) They spent the night at the Nantucket detention facility. Their pretrial hearings are scheduled for Aug. 20.

Jay Penske is the owner of Dragon Racing in the IndyCar Series with drivers Sebastian Bourdais and Katherine Legge. Dragon now fields Chevrolets after starting the season with Lotus engines.

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