Ex-NASCAR driver leads police on two-state chase

Ex-NASCAR driver leads police on two-state chase

CREATED Feb. 1, 2013

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) -- Police say a man who led authorities on a chase in Nevada and Utah is a former NASCAR driver.

The Spectrum of St. George reports that police stopped Timothy Tyler Andrew Walker on Wednesday in southern Utah following a chase that began in Nevada. Police say Walker had marijuana, pills and open containers of alcohol in his luxury BMW sedan, and they also arrested passenger Raelie Hann McDonald.

Walker competed in 28 NASCAR races before the association suspended him in 2007 for violating its drug policy. He drove in 19 NASCAR Nationwide series and nine Camping World Truck Series races during his career.

Walker stopped the black BMW after he drove over spike strips on the road. He then fled on foot before being arrested.