Roger Penske's Sons Charged With Breaking And Entering

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Racing and automotive mogul Roger Penske isn’t having a good summer. First, there was the whole A.J.-Almendinger-testing-positive-for-banned-substances incident to deal with, which left Penske’s NASCAR Sprint Cup team down a contracted driver after Almendinger’s release.

Now, just a few weeks later, Roger Penske can’t be too happy that his two adult sons, Jay and Mark Penske, were arrested and charged with “breaking and entering in the nighttime with intent to commit a misdemeanor,” in what we can only assume was an alcohol-related-incident.

As The Detroit News explains, police were summoned to the Nantucket Yacht Club early Thursday morning by two women who claimed to have witnessed Jay Penske urinating in the parking lot. A confrontation ensued, and police caught IndyCar team owner Jay Penske fleeing from the yacht club.

Mark Penske was found by police in the apartment of a yacht club employee, after he had reportedly fallen down a staircase. The Penske brothers were subsequently arrested and jailed, before being arraigned on the charges mentioned, then released on personal recognizance.

It’s probably worth pointing out that Jay Penske sits on the board of directors of the Entrepreneurial School at the Wharton School of Business, as well as sitting on the board for the University of Pennsylvania’s library. He’s also the founder and CEO of digital media company PMC, which makes antics like this seem a bit out of place.

We’re guessing that lawyers for the Penske family will have things under control for the pretrial hearing, which is set for August 20.
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Comments (7)
  1. Apparently, having too much power over many things doesn't grant you all the control you are supposed to have

  2. It becomes apparent that Roger Penske should consider investing a bit in education

  3. @Adalberto, Jay Penske had the best education that money can buy. I see it as a character issue, not an education issue.

  4. There once was a man from Nantucket.....

  5. @John, yeah I laughed at that...

  6. When I said education I referred to the other part of of it that is about creating values that cannot be bought with money and relate to simple things like spending some quality time with family and all the people that may depend on you one way or the other. The character approach is 100% valid here; however, as a teacher, forging character and education go hand in hand.

  7. Everything else is just instruction

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