No domestic abuse charges for Nascar driver

No criminal charges will be filed against suspended Nascar driver Kurt Busch in a domestic abuse case involving his former girlfriend, who he claimed is a trained assassin, prosecutors in Delaware said.

Patricia Driscoll, 37, said Busch, 36, grabbed her by the neck inside his motorhome at Dover International Speedway in Delaware on September 26 and repeatedly slammed her head against a wall.

“It is determined that the admissible evidence and available witnesses would likely be insufficient to meet the burden of establishing beyond a reasonable doubt that Mr Busch committed a crime,” the Delaware Department of Justice said in a statement.

A Delaware court ruled on February 20 that Busch, the 2004 Sprint Cup champion, had likely physically abused Driscoll, prompting Nascar to suspend Busch indefinitely. He had denied the allegations.

Busch, whose suspension forced him to miss the February 22 Daytona 500, Nascar’s premier event, has portrayed Driscoll as seeking revenge after he attempted to end his relationship with her.

Nascar did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The Nascar driver testified he believes his ex-girlfriend is a trained assassin dispatched on covert missions around the world who once returned to him in a blood-splattered gown.

Driscoll called Busch’s assertion “ludicrous,” saying he took it “straight from a movie script” she has been working on for eight years and that he has proofread.

Busch pushed his legal team to discredit his ex as a scorned woman out to destroy his career, portraying her as a character fit for a screenplay.


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