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Kurt Busch Domestic Abuse Investigation Concludes

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By Kelly Crandall – A decision whether to charge @KurtBusch, 36, for allegedly assaulting ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll is now in the hands of Delaware prosecutors.

On Tuesday officials confirmed the investigation into Busch had recently concluded, and the information passed along to the attorney generals office. Busch is accused in a complaint brought on November 5 of having choked Driscoll and slamming her head against the wall of his motorhome bedroom at Dover International Speedway three times.

“The Dover Police Department completed the investigation of Kurt Busch a few weeks ago and has since forwarded their findings along with all evidence and statements to the Kent County Attorney Generals office,” a statement read.

“Their office will review the findings of the investigation and make a decision whether Mr. Busch will be charged or not.”

According to Driscoll, during a nearly six-hour testimony in early January she and nine-year-old son Houston went to see Busch the weekend of September 26 upon receiving distressing text messages from him after qualifying. The two had broken up a week before following the New Hampshire Motor Speedway Chase race.

It occurred during a reported heated argument in a rental car that resulted in Busch being dropped at the airport and Driscoll driving away with his belongings. Driscoll is seeking a protective order against Busch and asking that he undergo a psychological evaluation.

She told the court that she does not know what Busch is capable of. However, Busch’s attorneys have denied the allegations with him painting a different story under oath.

Busch claims that Driscoll entered his motorhome unannounced and demanded that he tell her son to his face that their relationship was over. He says he cupped her cheeks and asked her five different times to leave, though he did admit to having a difficult night while watching Seven Years in Tibet starring Brad Pitt before she arrived that led to a text message exchange and Driscoll’s arrival.

With Tuesday’s announcement, no report was released and Delaware Police Department spokesman Cpl. Mar Hoffman would not say whether they would recommend that Busch be charged.

The hearing concerning the protective order will resume on January 12.

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