Busch gets community service

Busch gets community service
PHOENIX – NASCAR driver Kurt Busch was ordered to perform community service after pleading guilty to three traffic citations Wednesday, his attorney said. Busch attorney Lee Stein said his client pleaded guilty in Tolleson, a suburb west of Phoenix, to excessive speeding, a misdemeanor, and two civil citations: following too closely and passing in a no-passing zone.The community service was part of a plea agreement, Stein said, and must be completed within a year. Busch also paid $580 in court fines, Stein said.
Maricopa County deputies stopped Busch in November near the Phoenix International Raceway after he allegedly ran a stop sign while speeding. A police report said the deputy smelled alcohol on Busch, and the driver became belligerent. A breath test showed Busch was far below the legal limit for DUI. Busch said he was returning from dinner with his fiancee.
“You’re only doing this because you’re a Jeff Gordon fan,” Busch was quoted as saying to the officer in a police report.
Busch later apologized for being “disrespectful.”

Another article by Brent Whiting of the Arizona Republic states:
“With the Daytona 500 coming up later this month, NASCAR driver Kurt Busch wanted to clear the decks of a big distraction – namely, the reckless-driving ticket he got last year near Phoenix International Raceway during a traffic stop that turned nasty.
Busch, 27, appeared Wednesday in the Agua Fria Justice Court after striking a deal with prosecutors that wipes the slate clean, except for seven points to be added to his driving record. Busch pleaded guilty to a charge of speeding, a Class 3 misdemeanor, and admitted responsibility for following too closely and passing in a no-passing zone, both civil infractions.

Joe “Pep” Guzman, the Agua Fria justice of the peace, slapped Busch with a total of $580 in fines and ordered him to perform 50 hours of community service.
Lee Stein, a Phoenix lawyer for Busch, said the Penske Racing South driver wanted to end the case and move on with his life. “He’s excited about racing for the Penske team,” Stein said. “Now he won’t have this distraction bothering him.” He said Busch, a North Carolina resident, can perform the unspecified community service anywhere, under the direction of the court, but the former University of Arizona student wants a chance to do some of it here.(in Arizona)
Busch was pulled over Nov. 11 while in town for the Nextel Cup Checker Auto Parts 500. Sheriff’s deputies said he was stopped for driving 60 mph in a 45 mph zone, swerving to avoid a car and running a stop sign.
They said that a cursing and belligerent Busch got out of his car and said, among other things, “Don’t you know who I am?” and “You guys are such a joke.”
He later apologized for being disrespectful to the deputies.

Bud Denker, vice president of Penske Performance Inc., said he believes the case has been resolved “in a timely and fair fashion.”
“Kurt is certainly excited to be moving ahead,” Denker said. “He’s learned many lessons from this.”

I hope so. His scope says he is still in the danger zone….

I think he almost admitted to the world about his real identity as an Alien that night when he asked: “Don’t you know who I am?”

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3 Comments

  1. Rubberhead learn a life lesson…. lol. Look at his track record. I do not see it happening. I say lets find Marvin the Martian and send him back with Marvin.

  2. Better yet have Scotty beam him up and drop him off on the first purple planet…Have a good trip Rubberhead!!!

  3. LOL!! “don’t you know I’m an alien!!!”


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