Friday, 20 January 2012 09:25
Ex-Formula One driver Jos Verstappen will be released from jail in his native Holland on Friday, the German news agency SID reports.
The 39 year old, a former team-mate to Michael Schumacher in the 1990’s, faced an attempted murder charge after his ex-girlfriend is alleged to have been struck recently by Verstappen's car.
He has been in police custody for two weeks.
The Dutch news agency ANP said the attempted murder charge has now been withdrawn, and his lawyer is quoted as saying there is also no evidence of attempted aggravated assault.
"The court granted the request for Jos Verstappen's release, partly because of the lack of evidence," a statement provided by the lawyers read.