News short: Plea postponed for former NASCAR racer Timothy Tyler Andrew Walker

ST. GEORGE – Today at Washington County’s Fifth District Court the lawyer representing former NASCAR racer Timothy Tyler Andrew Walker asked for Tyler’s case to be postponed until Feb. 4 in anticipation of a plea-by-mail.

Walker was involved in a high-speed pursuit on Jan. 11, 2013 that crossed from Nevada through Arizona and into Utah.

Booking photos courtesy of the Utah Highway Patrol
Booking photos courtesy of the Utah Highway Patrol

Walker and his girlfriend Raelle Hann McDonald who was in the car face a series of class-B and class-C misdemeanors related to drug possession and alcohol. They also face two drug-related third-degree felonies each. In addition to these charges, Walker also faces a class-B misdemeanor for driving under the influence, and a third-degree felony for fleeing from police.

Walker and McDonald both pleaded “not guilty” to the charges on July. 16.

Neither Walker or McDonald appeared in court today.

Recap

Charges against Walker and McDonald stem from the Jan. 11, 2013, incident in which they are accused of fleeing from the police and drug possession.

The Nevada Highway Patrol was alerted to be on the lookout for a reckless driver on northbound I-15. Once located, a pursuit began and one Nevada trooper clocked the car, a BMW, traveling at 140 mph.

The NHP initiated pursuit of the BMW which passed into Arizona and then into Utah where the tires were spiked at Utah mile post 2 and all four tires were blown. The car then pulled over at mile post 6 and once stopped, Walker attempted to flee on foot but was quickly subdued by an Arizona Highway Patrol trooper. McDonald was taken into custody without incident.

According to a UHP statement, a subsequent search of the BMW produced alleged methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and alcohol.

Walker is a professional race car driver, having previously raced stock cars and trucks in various NASCAR races. He was suspended from racing in 2007 for violating the association’s drug policy.

In the meantime, McDonald is scheduled for a one day jury trial on Feb. 18 in Judge Ludlow’s court.

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2 Comments

  • ladybugavenger January 9, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    Dude and dudette, you are guilty!!! Put me on the jury!

  • John Mudry January 11, 2014 at 4:58 am

    The “MELTDOWN WONDER” strikes again. Just lock this idiot up and toss away the key.

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