Jos Verstappen has been laid with more charges relating to the assault of his ex-girlfriend

Jos Verstappen’s lawyers are going to be kept particularly busy over the next few weeks, with the former Grand Prix driver laid with more charges after being arrested for the alleged assault and attempted murder of his 24-year-old ex-girlfriend.

Jos VerstappenThe two-time F1 podium finisher was arrested last Wednesday, with police alleging that he deliberately ran a car into his ex-girlfriend in the Dutch city of Roermond. She suffered multiple cuts and cruises, and has also claimed that the incident followed an argument in a nearby hotel room.

Dutch TV is now reporting that Verstappen has been hit with three more, as yet unknown, criminal charges.

It is not the first time that Verstappen has been in court over his aggressive behaviour. In 2009, he received a suspended three-month jail sentence and fined €1,650 for breaching a restraining order against his ex-wife.

He was also convicted (but not jailed) for being involved in a brawl in 1998 at a karting track, in which a man suffered a fractured skull.

[Original image via FVE]


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Richard Bailey

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