Spotter for Chase Elliott had two charges against him; The case has been dismissed
Eddie D’Hondt serves as the spotter for the defending champion, Chase Elliott.
In early May, Eddie D’Hondt was arrested with two charges against him. Weeks later, Hendrick Motorsports became aware of the cases and suspended D’Hondt from team operations. That was soon followed by an indefinite suspension from NASCAR.
Two court cases were set. The first was for battery of an unborn child while the other was for assault of a woman.
The case has now been dismissed noting “Insufficient evidence”.
NASCAR has swiftly re-instated Eddie D’Hondt.
Trey Poole was listed as the spotter for Chase Elliott this weekend at Nashville Superspeedway. That has since changed as Eddie D’Hondt returns to the tower.
Eddie D’Hondt defense team statement:
“Mr. D’Hondt is very pleased with today’s announcement of the dismissal,” a statement read.
“He is greatful that based on the diligent efforts of his defense team the District Attorney was able to process this case and ultimately decide it had no merit and the charges levied against him were totally unfounded.”
“Mr. D’Hondt would like to personally thank all the people who have shown him and his family a tremendous amount of support and love. He is glad that justice has won the day and will consider any and all available legal remedies against his accuser.”
The statement concluded. “Mr. D’Hondt looks forward to resuming his lengthy career as one of the top spotters in NASCAR.”