As noted earlier this evening here on the website, TNA star Kurt Angle was arrested early this morning in North Dakota. According to TMZ.com, highway patrol in Grand Forks found Angle sitting in his car in the median separating lanes. TMZ.com reports that Angle told cops he had hit an icy patch in the road. During the conversation, cops say they smelled alcohol on Angle’s breath. He then failed a field sobriety test and was arrested. Since cops didn’t see Angle driving, he was arrested and later charged with being in control of a motor vehicle while intoxicated — which basically means he was allegedly drunk behind the wheel but not actually driving.
In an update on this, we can confirm that Angle was arrested late last night/early this morning on Interstate 29 between Fargo and Grand Forks, North Dakota. Angle was charged in Grand Forks District court and his hearing took place earlier this afternoon. He was able to post bail.
TNA has a live event tonight at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, ND at 7:30 pm. The show is headlined by Kurt Angle facing Jeff Jarrett. As of last word, Angle is still scheduled to be there tonight.
Angle was arrested in 2007 in Moon Township, PA on a DUI charge as well. On that day, police received a report of an erratic driver leaving a bar. Several patrons at the bar identified the driver as Kurt Angle and police went to him home. He was then charged with driving under the influence and careless driving. Angle was later found not guilty on those charges after he argued that the witness had numerous versions of the events that had occurred.
Angle was also arrested in 2009 after a domestic dispute with Tranesha ‘Rhaka Khan’ Biggers. Again, all assault and harassment charges were dropped. Angle was charged with driving on a suspended license during that incident.