Regular Answer this... readers will recall that back in June the tallglassofmilk reported the DWI and reckless driving conviction and previous arrest record of Performance PR PLUS president Kymberly Brantigan. (For those who need the details, they're here.)
Despite the fact that Performance PR Plus is a sports PR/marketing firm based in Charlotte N.C. that represents four-time NASCAR Nextel Cup Champion Jeff Gordon and several other NASCAR drivers and sponsors, Brantigan's story has gone unreported by both local North Carolina press and NASCAR media.
Ron Miller, owner and chairman of PPR+, disputed much of my original post and it was later edited to include only the details of the cases and DMV records. (Read: TGOM "found it in her best interest" to delete everything she couldn't use in a court of law without revealing a confidential source.)
Subsequently, the source told TGOM that after surrendering her North Carolina drivers' license, Brantigan fraudulently obtained a Tennessee drivers' license, using an address belonging to her employer. TGOM was unable to verify the Tennessee license at the time.
A local television station, however, found interest in the dual state licensing and exposed it. WSOC-TV in Charlotte has a video report:
Whistleblower 9 VIDEO: Loophole In
System To Get Drunken Drivers Off The Road
In the video, statements from Brantigan indicate that she never intended to cheat the system.
"I never would have thought to do that."
Judges in North Carolina let off more than a third of drunken driving suspects who test over the legal alcohol limit but fight the charges in court. The drivers include people who crashed their cars, who had open bottles of beer next to their seats and who couldn't recite the alphabet to police." [The Charlotte Observer - Aug. 8, 2004]
These drivers share the roads with many popular NASCAR drivers and their families. Have the fans got any comment on this...?