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Did Kurt Busch assault Patricia Driscoll?

In November 2014, NASCAR driver Kurt Busch's ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll filed for a protection order against the 2004 Cup Series Champion. There were two days of hearings in December 2014 and two more in January 2015. Driscoll claims that Busch assaulted her inside his motorhome at Dover International Speedway during the September 2014 race.

She testified that Busch, "Sprung up from the bed, grabbed me by the throat with one hand and face with the other and smashed my face into the wall three times."

When deceptive people have to come up with a number, they will often choose the number "three" or a number that begins with "three." The use of the number "three" does not mean Driscoll is lying. However, it is something to take a look at. As an investigator you would want to ask a few more questions to see if you can determine if her use of the number "three" is an accurate number.

In an interesting twist, Busch and others testified that Driscoll told them she was a trained assassin for the U.S. government. Considering that testimony, I am going to say that she is probably being deceptive when she used the number "three."


In February 2015, a Delaware family court found that Kurt Busch "committed an act of domestic violence" against his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll. Busch was then indefinitely suspended by NASCAR. Based on the evidence it looks like he may have smashed her face into the wall. However, there is a good chance it did not happen three times.

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