John Wes Townley’s 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season is in jeopardy before the first green flag flies.
|Townley Charged In DUI Crash|
Townley was charged with DUI after crashing his 2012 BMW into a telephone pole in his native Georgia Tuesday; his second alcohol-related incident in the last two years. The Athens Banner-Herald reported today that a 911 caller early Tuesday morning reported "a suspicious man knocking on the back door of a home.” Officials discovered Townley "swaying from side to side and bleeding from his bare feet" and disoriented, and he was arrested and charged with DUI. Sherriff’s deputies reportedly found blood on the seat and deployed airbags of Townley’s car.
In February of 2010, the then 20-year old Richard Childress Racing driver was cited for underage possession of alcohol in Las Vegas. He was allowed to continue with the team, but was released after numerous crashes in the opening five races of the season. He made four additional starts for RAB Racing later that year, before inexplicably failing to appear for a race at Richmond International Raceway. He has been absent from the NASCAR garage for more than a year, before announcing last month that he will return to RAB Racing to run the full Camping World Truck Series championship schedule this season.
RAB Racing co-owner Robby Benton was unavailable for comment when contacted earlier today.