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Nextel Cup rookie arrested for DWI

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High Point, NC (Sports Network) - NASCAR Nextel Cup driver was arrested early Saturday for driving while impaired after wrecking a 2004 Dodge Ram pickup truck owned by Bill Davis Racing. High Point police records said that Wimmer was charged with DWI at about 2 a.m. Saturday after officers gave him a Breathalyzer test and found he had a 0.15 percent blood alcohol content.

Davis and his racing team issued a statement Sunday that NASCAR, Caterpillar, and other sponsors had been contacted about the allegations against Wimmer.

"Until all of the facts have been revealed, Davis is not in a position to comment on the specifics of the allegations," the statement said.

"We're reviewing all the details, gathering all the facts about what transpired and whenever we complete that process we'll be able to speak further on what might transpire with Scott," NASCAR spokesperson Herb Branham said Sunday evening.

Wimmer is set to begin his first full season in Nextel Cup after three years in Busch Series racing. Wimmer will drive the No.22 Dodge sponsored by Caterpillar. He collected one Busch win last season and finished ninth in the drivers standings.

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