Monday, Fox Sports’ Bob Pockrass and Alan Cavanna finally made sense of the Tyler Dippel suspension.
According to a report from the two Motorsport journalists, Dippel was pulled over while travelling in excess of 80-miles-per hour in his hometown of Wallkill, New York on August 18th.
During the traffic stop, Dippel was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance.
The infraction is a Class A misdemeanor.
According to the report, Dippel gave police permission to search his vehicle. During the search, authorities found Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine. The prescription pills that were found in a backpack inside the car were prescribed to someone who was not in the car at the time.
Dippel has a court date on Wednesday August 28th at 9am in Middletown, NY.
UPDATE: New York State Police charged Truck Series driver Tyler Dippel with “criminal possession of a controlled substance – 7th degree” on August 18 in the town of Wallkill, NY.
That is a Class A misdemeanor.
(reporting w/ @bobpockrass)
— Alan Cavanna (@AlanCavanna) August 26, 2019
According to a tweet from Ryan O’Hara, who first reported that the suspension came by way of drug charges, Dippel was arrested in the stop:
I just learned via sources that Tyler Dippel was in fact arrested in Orange County, New York going 80 mph plus.
Police found Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine.
No prescription. Prescription belonged to someone else #NASCAR
Hearing it’s a Class A misdemeanor
— Ryan O’Hara (@OHaraSports) August 26, 2019
O’Hara was kind enough to share a screenshot of a text conversation with his source, who is an individual that works for NASCAR. This individual has confirmed that Dippel was indeed arrested for the incident.
This is a huge blow to the career of the 19-year old driver from New York, but he will have a chance in court to clear his name.
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