NASCAR places Annett on probation for DWI incident

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DAYTONA BEACH - NASCAR on Friday announced that Nationwide Series driver Michael Annett has been placed on probation for the remainder of the year.

Annett was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated following a traffic accident during the early morning hours on February 6. According to a police report, his blood alcohol level was 0.32. Police also charge the 24- year-old with failure to reduce speed.

NASCAR in its news release noted that Annett violated Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) of the governing body's 2011 rule book.

Annett, who will drive the No.62 Toyota for Rusty Wallace Racing in Nationwide this season, will be evaluated by a certified substance abuse professional at NASCAR's discretion and will be subject to random alcohol and drug testing.

One day after Annett's arrest, RWR said in a team release that Annett must successfully complete a comprehensive alcohol awareness program, as well as adhere to a zero tolerance policy towards alcohol use, a year-long community service program and additional internal sanctions.


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