Kurt Angle comments on being arrested Friday
For those who may have missed it, TNA star Kurt Angle was arrested early Friday morning in North Dakota and charged with being in control of a motor vehicle while being intoxicated (which means he was allegedly intoxicated while in a car but wasn’t actually driving), according to a report on TMZ.com.
Local law enforcement sources told TMZ that police discovered Angle sitting in his car in the median separating lanes. He reportedly told police that he had hit an icy patch on the road, but he subsequently failed a field sobriety test and was arrested.
Angle addressed the situation early this morning on Twitter:
“Thank U to my supporters. I was not drunk. I was in ice storm and my car slid into 3 ft of snow median. I called police 4 help. They had other plans. I was stuck and wanted to go to my hotel. I was not passed out drunk. I was co-herent. I'm sorry if I let you down. Don't believe everything you read. My life is good and this is a speed bump in the road. The truth will come out. GOD bless. I take responsibility for this. My job is to stay clean and never put myself in jeopardy. TMZ blew it out of proportion. After my hearings, I will give you proper story. GOD bless. Kurt Angle. I love you all.”
Here’s my take: I believe in innocent until proven guilty, but this is not the first time Angle has been involved in such an incident. He was charged with driving under the influence in 2007, although he eventually was acquitted.
Still, two drinking-related arrests in less than four years in bound to raise eyebrows.