NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Michael Annett was arrested early Sunday morning on charges of driving while intoxicated.
Annett was reportedly registered at 4 times the legal blood/alcohal level. He was charged with DWI and resisting an officer while he was being handcuffed.
Annett has since been released and has issued a formal apology.
The Rusty Wallace Racing driver stated that his arrest is a “truly life-changing experience” that will hopefully help him “make positive changes in his life.”
Nobody truly knows what prompts athletes to do dumb things off the field or off the track. Annett’s actions could have injured or even killed somebody, and he’s very fortunate that, in this case, no such thing happened.
But whatever prompted Annett to do this, I pray it was nothing more than simply poor judgement. People make mistakes sometimes and when they do, often times they learn from them.
Hopefully that’s the case for Annett here, and that there is not a more serious matter going on in the young man’s life. And if there is, I hope somebody helps him.
It is unclear at this time whether or not Annett will be suspended, either by NASCAR or by his team, for his actions.