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Fike avoids prison with rehab plan, wants suspension to be lifted

Updated: November 27, 2007, 5:12 PM ET
Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- NASCAR driver Aaron Fike understands where he was headed when he was arrested while shooting up heroin in an amusement park parking lot this summer.

"After four months of intense rehabilitation, I know that if it were not for my arrest, I would be dead," he said. "At one point during my addiction, I stopped breathing and nearly died. Sooner or later, my luck would have run out."

Fike's remarks came in a rehab plan he wrote for a Warren County judge. The judge accepted ...

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