Friday, November 7, 2014

Dover (DE) Police investigating allegation of domestic abuse involving Kurt Busch

   Statement from the Dover (Del.) Police Department:
   "The Dover Police Department can confirm that an investigation is being conducted based on an allegation of domestic assault that is alleged to have occurred in the City of Dover involving Mr. Busch. These allegations were brought to the Dover Police Department on Wednesday, November 5th at 2:00PM. At this time, the department is still investigating the victim’s claims and will not have any further comment on this matter in order to preserve the integrity of the case. The Dover Police Department will release further information as it becomes available. We appreciate the public’s and media’s patience in this matter and are confident that the department is taking the proper investigative steps to ensure the case is resolved appropriately."

   Statement issued by NASCAR:
   "NASCAR is aware of the investigation involving driver Kurt Busch. We recognize the seriousness of this matter and are actively gathering information from all parties, including law enforcement authorities and Stewart-Haas Racing. It would be inappropriate for NASCAR to comment further on this matter until we have more information." 

   Statement from Stewart-Haas Racing:
   "This is an allegation Stewart-Haas Racing takes very seriously, but we're still gathering all of the facts and are not in position to comment in greater detail."

   Police reports are not public record in the state of Delaware during ongoing investigations so a copy of the original complaint is not available at this time. 

   An attorney for Kurt Busch, Rusty Hardin, issued the following statement on Friday afternoon:

   "The Dover Police Department has been informed that Mr. Busch will fully cooperate with their investigation and he expects to be vindicated when the entire truth of the situation comes to light. This allegation is a complete fabrication by a woman who has refused to accept the end of a relationship and Mr. Busch vehemently denies her allegations in every respect. At this time we intend to have no further comment in the media out of respect for the Dover Police Department’s desire to conduct a thorough investigation without a media circus. " 

 • Full story: Police investigate domestic violence case involving Kurt Busch

1 comment:

  1. interesting stuff