A conclusion to the protection order hearing involving former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kurt Busch is getting closer.
Jon Offredo of the Wilmington (Del.) News Journal reports that closing arguments in the hearing are expected to be filed today by attorneys.
Busch’s ex-girlfriend, Patricia Driscoll, has alleged that Busch assaulted her in his motorhome during last September’s NASCAR race weekend at Dover International Speedway.
She not only seeks a protection order against Busch, but also wants him to undergo a psychiatric evaluation and another one from a domestic violence treatment agency.
Earlier this month, Busch again denied Driscoll’s charges and also made national headlines when he testified that Driscoll was a trained assassin. Driscoll responded to Busch’s claims by saying he took his testimony from a movie script she had been developing for the better part of a decade, and that he needed counseling for alcoholism and depression.
The hearing also had a witness testify that Driscoll said she would “destroy” Busch in a conversation between them after the incident allegedly took place.
Following the end of testimony, Busch would not discuss his legal woes while in attendance at the Chili Bowl Nationals. But during last week’s NASCAR Media Tour in Charlotte, he reasserted his claims by telling reporters that “what I said was under oath.”
The Delaware Attorney General’s office has had the Dover (Del.) Police Department’s investigation report for several weeks now. It has not yet decided on whether it will pursue charges against Busch.