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Dale Earnhardt's Grandson

Aspiring Race Car Driver

BUSTED FOR DUI [Update]

8/13/2013 12:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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12:20 PM PT
-- Bobby just released a statement, saying, "I wanted to let you all know I made a terrible mistake last night drinking and driving and I am thankful nothing bad happened from my stupidity and I know It could have."

He added, "I'm sorry for letting all my fans friends and family down and I hope I can make it up to each and everyone of you and in the future be a good role model. I will continue to move forward with my racing career and I hope I continue to have your support thanks."

8:07 AM PT --
Cops tell TMZ ... "Mr. Earnhardt was pulled over for making a very wide left turn. After talking with him, our officer noticed his eyes were glassy, speech thick and slurred, smelt of alcohol."

"He was asked to get out of the vehicle where he was unsteady and when asked he said he only had 2 shots of alcohol."

"The officer performed a field sobriety test and determined he was intoxicated. He was taken into custody where he took another ERIR2 test where he blew a .193."

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Dale Earnhardt
's grandson -- an aspiring race car driver in his own right -- was arrested in West Virginia last night after cops say the 25-year-old was tooling around Charleston while hammered.

Bobby Dale Earnhardt -- a driver in the ARCA Truck series -- was pulled over by Charleston police just before midnight after cops say he was driving erratically.

During the stop, cops say, BDE admitted he had been boozing at a bar earlier in the evening. He also bombed a field sobriety test.

Earnhardt was eventually arrested for DUI and hauled to a nearby station -- where he was booked

Bobby Dale is scheduled to face a judge later this morning.

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16.

karma12    

I think the bigger story here is that he has fans!!! Hahahahahahahaha. He apologizes to his "fans". Hilarious

414 days ago
17.

jackmama311    

you should be apologizing for that haircut, damnnnn boy!

414 days ago
18.

spaceopera    

Life in the fast lame...

414 days ago
19.

spaceopera    

I hate the dumb public apologies! Actions.. Not words...blah blah blah, oops sorry....

414 days ago
20.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

I'm sure I'll catch commenter hell for this one but Nascar is like lipstick on a pig. It was, is, and always will be the sport of hillbillies and rednecks; they just put some lipstick on it.

414 days ago
21.

CaliCakes702    

Drunk drivers should have their arms and legs amputated. Repeat offenders should be euthanized.

414 days ago
22.

FUT THE SHUCK UP    

not sure he has as many fans as he might think - I for one have never heard of the dude (just his dad of course).

414 days ago
23.

Emilio    

I can't stand run on sentences...

414 days ago
24.

shakedoggy    

like daddy like son

414 days ago
25.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Okay, we're going to let you go but just up until you kill someone. Then we'll really have to put you behind bars.

414 days ago
26.

Scott     

He added, "I'm sorry for letting all my fans friends and family down

What Fans? No one has ever heard of him

414 days ago
27.

ExtenzvVamp    

Stats show- BTTime some1 gets a duiy- they - wats the number?- hav Ben drivn sh*t faced @ least 155 times

414 days ago
28.

CHUZY    

they need to stop putting peoples busness in the press

414 days ago
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