Kurt Angle’s Recent DUI Charge Lowered To Reckless Driving



The Warren County Commonwealth’s Attorney Office has reduced a driving under the influence charge against TNA World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle to reckless driving.

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Fleming disclosed the amended charge during a hearing in Warren General District Court on Tuesday. Angle, however, is still facing the same penalties, a maximum of one year in jail and a $2,500 fine.

Fleming refused to comment on the reasons for amending the charge. Judge W. Dale Houff scheduled a trial date for November 8, 2011.

Angle was arrested on September 4, 2011 by Virginia State Troopers for allegedly driving under the influence. He was placed in Warren County Jail before posting $2,000 bail and being released in the early morning. State police revealed that Angle’s initial breath test at the scene where he was stopped by police showed a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.091 percent, which was above the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

In a written statement issued two days after the arrest, Angle denied he was driving while intoxicated.

“I was returning from an Impact Wrestling show in an unfamiliar place, late at night and trying to find the exit for my hotel,” he said. “I did not believe my driving behavior was reckless or otherwise improper. Apparently law enforcement may have believed otherwise and pulled me over.”

The full story can be accessed here.

View 50+ wrestler mug shots ->



Recent Posts

Photo: Poster From The Original ROH vs. Japan Event, ROH Live In Tokyo

Photo: Poster From The Original ROH vs. Japan Event, ROH Live In Tokyo

- Ring of Honor's #ThrowbackThursday picture is the poster from their original showdown with a Japan...

WWE Asks Who Hugh Jackman Should Punch On Raw, Linda & Stephanie Interview, Birthdays

WWE Asks Who Hugh Jackman Should Punch On Raw, Linda & Stephanie Interview, Birthdays

- As seen on RAW, WWE is teasing that someone else will get knocked out by actor Hugh Jackman when h...

Darren Young Injury Update, Jim Ross Does Work On FOX Sports Special, Steve Austin

Darren Young Injury Update, Jim Ross Does Work On FOX Sports Special, Steve Austin

- Darren Young tweeted the following injury update on Wednesday: Therapy is going well. I'm w...

Details On Upcoming TNA Tapings, Matches For Tonight’s Impact Wrestling, New Spin Cycle

Details On Upcoming TNA Tapings, Matches For Tonight's Impact Wrestling, New Spin Cycle

- After Sunday's Sacrifice pay-per-view, TNA will tape again on April 28th and April 29th in Orlando...

Full WWE Network Schedule For Thursday: NXT, Legends House, Best of WWE Hall of Fame, More

Full WWE Network Schedule For Thursday: NXT, Legends House, Best of WWE Hall of Fame, More

Below is the full schedule for Thursday, day 60 of the WWE Network launch: 1am EST - Best of WWE ...