Michael Waltrip in collision with motorcycle
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009
NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Michael Waltrip was involved in a collision with a motorcycle Wednesday evening and was cited by Mooresville police, according to a police report.
Waltrip, who lives in eastern Lincoln County,
Waltrip, 46, who also owns a racing team and is a part-time TV commentator on racing shows, was driving a Lexus that collided with a Harley Davidson shortly before 8 p.m. on Perth Road, according to police. The report says Waltrip was trying to make a U-turn at the time.
The motorcyclist was treated at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. Waltrip was cited for failure to yield but was not injured.
WCNC-TV, the Observer's news partner, is reporting that Waltrip underwent a field sobriety test after the wreck but passed the test. His alcohol blood level was below the .08 legal limit in North Carolina.