ANDERSON, Ind. (Herald Bulletin) - Police in Anderson arrested an Anderson Speedway driver after they say he intentionally crashed into another driver after he was flagged out of the race.
Police say 49-year-old Tommy Grant Lathan was black-flagged and forced out of a race Saturday night. He went back into the race and intentionally crashed into another racer, 24-Hour News 8’s news partner The Herald Bulletin reports.
Lathan nor the other driver were hurt.
After the race, officers smelled alcohol on Lathan’s breath. Police learned Lathan was seen drinking between races.
Officers obtained a warrant to take a blood sample early Sunday. After talking to witnesses they believed a sample was necessary and believed they had enough evidence to allow for one.
Results won’t be in for a few weeks, police say.
Lathan was arrested and preliminarily charged with one count of operating while intoxicated, one count of criminal recklessness and one count of intimidation.
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