An Associated Press report has revealed graphic details within court documents filed this past Wednesday by Patricia Driscoll, who is accusing ex-boyfriend and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kurt Busch of domestic assault.
According to the documents, the alleged incident took place on Sept. 26 inside Busch’s motorhome at Dover International Speedway – about one week after he and Driscoll had decided to end their relationship.
Busch was apparently upset about a poor qualifying showing that day (he qualified 22nd), and proceeded to verbally abuse Driscoll and say that he wished he had a gun to kill himself.
After calling Driscoll multiple names and accusing her of “having spies everywhere and having a camera on the bus to watch him,” the documents say that Busch jumped up, grabbed her face, and smashed her head three times against the wall next to his bed.
Driscoll then states that she pushed Busch away and ran from the bedroom to a nearby bus, where she got an ice pack for her head and neck. She says the incident left her with severe pain, breathing difficulties, and bruising on her neck.
As part of filing these documents, Driscoll has asked a judge to keep Busch away from her and to not contact her. She also wants Busch to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, as well as an evaluation from a certified domestic violence treatment agency.
A hearing for the case is scheduled for Dec. 2.
Busch did not comment on Driscoll’s allegations following today’s first practice session at Phoenix International Raceway, but his attorney, Rusty Hardin, has dubbed such allegations as a “complete fabrication.”
The Dover (Del.) Police Department has announced that it is conducting an investigation, which NASCAR itself says that it is aware of. However, the sanctioning body said it would not make further comments on the matter at this time.