By Mark Glendenning
Friday, March 6th 2015, 00:56 GMT
Kurt Busch will not face criminal charges over allegations that he assaulted his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll, although the 2004 Cup champion remains under an indefinite suspension by NASCAR.
The news that Busch has avoided criminal prosecution was announced by the office of the Delaware Attorney General on Thursday.
“After a thorough consideration of all of the available information about the case, it is determined that the admissible evidence and available witnesses would likely be insufficient to meet the burden of establishing beyond a reasonable doubt that Mr Busch committed a crime during the September 26th incident,” said the department in a statement.
“Likelihood of meeting that high burden of proof is the standard for prosecutors in bringing a case.