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Al Unser Jr. faces upgraded charges

Updated: January 8, 2012, 3:30 AM ET
Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Racing legend Al Unser Jr. is facing more severe drunken driving charges after a New Mexico judge granted a prosecution request for the upgrade based on a previous conviction.

Unser, a two-time Indy 500 winner, was arrested in September after police say he was driving his SUV at speeds faster than 100 mph while racing another vehicle. Authorities say his blood-alcohol content was twice the legal limit.

The charges have been changed from aggravated DWI ...

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