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Bobby Dale Earnhardt Arrested on DUI Charges

Race car driver Bobby Dale Earnhardt apologized to fans, friends and family on Tuesday following his arrest in West Virginia on a drunken driving charge. “I wanted to let you all know I made a terrible mistake last night drinking and driving and I am thankful nothing bad happened from my stupidity and I know It could have,” Earnhardt wrote in a post on his Facebook page.

Bobby Dale Earnhardt, 25, is the son of Kerry Earnhardt, nephew of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and grandson of NASCAR Hall of Fame member Dale Earnhardt.

A Charleston police officer pulled Earnhardt’s vehicle over Monday night after seeing it make a wide left turn at a high rate of speed. Earnhardt was charged with first-offense driving under the influence, a misdemeanor, according to a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.

Earnhardt’s blood alcohol level was .193, more than twice West Virginia’s legal limit to drive of .08. He spent the night in the South Central Regional Jail and was released Tuesday morning following an arraignment. If convicted, Earnhardt faces up to six months in jail and a maximum $500 fine.

Earnhardt moved to Charleston from Rockingham, N.C., recently as part of a plan to gain driving experience and eventually compete in NASCAR races. He plans to race in the 2013 ARCA Truck Series, according to his website.

If you have been charged with a DUI or Drug related DUI, contact the Arizona criminal defense lawyers at Oracle Law Group Office P.C. for assistance with your criminal case.