CONCORD, N.C. — According to published reports from FOX Sports, NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series competitor Tyler Dippel was arrested last week in New York.
It was the arrest which led to him being indefinitely suspended from NASCAR.
FOX Sports’ writers Alan Cavanna and Bob Pockrass reported Monday that Dippel was pulled over by New York State Police in the town of Wallkill, N.Y., on Aug. 18 after traveling in excess of 80 mph.
When New York State Police Troopers spoke to Dippel and his unnamed passenger, they offered different stories about where they were coming from and traveling to.
Dippel gave Troopers consent to search the vehicle, which is when the Troopers discovered the drugs, Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine, in a pill bottle with someone else’s name on it inside a backpack. The drugs are often found in the prescription drug Adderall.
As a result, Dippel was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance — 7th degree. FOX Sports reported that Dippel’s court date is set for Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 9 a.m. in Middletown, N.Y.
This isn’t Dippel’s only brush with the law this year. The 19-year-old from New York was also charged with reckless driving earlier this year in Virginia according to the FOX Sports’ report, which cited online court records. He was later convicted of the lesser charge of improper driving.
Dippel was in the midst of his first full season in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series with Young’s Motorsports prior to his suspension. He was replaced in the No. 02 Chevrolet Silverado on Sunday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park by D.J. Kennington.