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Fike, fiancee released from jail; court dates scheduled

7/10/2007

MASON, Ohio -- NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Aaron Fike and his fiancee were released Tuesday after spending the
weekend in jail on drug charges, Fike's attorney said.

Fike and Cassandra Davidson, both of Cornelius, N.C., were
arrested Saturday in the parking lot of Kings Island amusement park
north of Cincinnati after security officers observed suspicious
activity in Fike's sport utility vehicle and found syringes and a
brown substance believed to be heroin, police said.

Both were charged with drug abuse, a felony, and possession of
drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. They had their initial court
appearance Tuesday in Mason Municipal Court before Chief Magistrate
Eddie Lawson.

Fike entered a not guilty plea to the misdemeanor charge, and
agreed to undergo drug and alcohol evaluation as a condition of his
release, his attorney, Charlie Rittgers, said.

Trial on the misdemeanor charge was scheduled for Aug. 28, and a
preliminary hearing on the felony charge was set for July 19,
according to the court's Web site, which list the same court dates
for Davidson.

Rittgers said Davidson's parents were arranging for an attorney
to represent her.

Fike drives the No. 1 Toyota Tundra for Red Horse Racing in the
Craftsman Truck Series and ranked eighth in the point standings
this week.