Eddie D‘Hondt, spotter for Chase Elliott‘s No. 9 team in the NASCAR Cup Series, was arrested earlier this month on misdemeanor charges of assaulting a woman and battery against an unborn child.
According to the Hickory, N.C. Police Department‘s website, D‘Hondt, 62, was arrested on May 12. On the North Carolina Judicial Branch‘s website, D‘Hondt is scheduled for two court appearances, on June 7 (battery of an unborn child) and June 30 (assault of a woman).
The Cup Series has held two races since D‘Hondt‘s arrest: May 16 at Dover International Speedway and Sunday at the Circuit of the Americas. D‘Hondt was listed as the No. 9 team‘s spotter for both events. At Dover, Hendrick Motorsports posted the first 1-2-3-4 finish in the organization‘s history.
According to NASCAR‘s rulebook, D‘Hondt‘s arrest could violate Section 12.8.1.d, which says a member “could be fined and/or indefinitely suspended” for “being charged with or convicted of a significant criminal violation.”
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