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Georgian NASCAR Driver John Wes Townley Charged With DUI After Auto Accident

John Wes Townley, the NASCAR driver Georgians refuse to claim as their own, has run afoul of the law once again. The Watkinsville native was charged with DUI after a car accident Tuesday morning. See SB Nation’s Jeff Gluck’s full story here.

This is the second strike against Townley, 22, who was scheduled to race for Robby Benton in the Camping World Truck Series in 2012. In March 2010, he was charged with underaged possession during the Las Vegas race weekend.

Townley has been little more than a punchline during his NASCAR career. With Paul Menard’s emergence over the last few years, the son of Zaxby’s co-founder Tony Townley has become the poster child of rich young men who have no business being in a race car at a top level but have bought their way into the field. His career has been marked with single-car accidents, often ridiculous in nature.

These off-track situations only further confirm what most onlookers already know: Townley belongs behind the counter selling chicken sandwhiches, not behind the wheel of an automobile and certainly not behind the wheel of a race car.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.