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NASCAR driver Cody Ware has been arrested and charged with Felony assault by strangulation and misdemeanor assault of a female. According to the Iredell Country Sheriff’s office, his bond was set at $3,000 and released Monday afternoon.
The police report say that the alleged assault occurred on April 3rd. According to Bob Pockrass, the incident is classified as domestic violence, aggravated assault with ‘personal weapons’ of hands, fist and feet.
Details of the incident that led to the arrest are not public as of Monday afternoon. Cody Ware did not compete in the NASCAR Bristol dirt race Sunday, with Matt Crafton taking his place in the No.51 car. Cody’s father, Rick Ware, owns the racing team and said his son would not be competing because he was “focusing on a personal matter.”
The race team released a statement via twitter in regards to the suspension of Cody Ware and plans for the team moving forward.
NASCAR announced Monday that Ware has been indefinitely suspended from the series, but did not provide further comment. Since 2017 Cody Ware has made 97 Cup starts, with his best finish coming at Daytona in 2022. Matt Crafton, who filled in for Ware on Sunday, finished 34th after having engine issues.
Ware was booked at 10:38 AM ET Monday morning at the Iredell County Detention Facility in Statesville, N.C, where he still remains.
According to multiple reports, Ware has commented in the past about his struggles with depression and anxiety. It is not known what led to this incident.
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