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Wrestling Star

Popped for DUI

10/3/2007 7:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kurt AngleUPDATE: TMZ just received the following statement from Angle's attorney:

"Kurt Angle maintains his innocence relative to the charges brought by the police in this matter. The improper arrest occurred in the middle of the afternoon after Mr. Angle showed no signs of intoxication. The police have no blood alcohol content and not firsthand knowledge of his operation of his vehicle. We believe the motivation for this arrest is based upon Kurt Angle's celebrity status and we are confident that we will prevail when the truth becomes evident."

Kurt Angle, the former WWE and current TNA wrestling star, was charged with DUI and careless driving after being pulled over on the afternoon of September 28.

Angle was arrested at his home in Moon Township, Penn. after a witness spotted a white Cadillac Escalade driving erratically after pulling out of a local bar. The registration of that vehicle led police to Angle's home, where cops say he admitted to driving the vehicle and that he had just left the bar in question. 

Officers then say Angle showed "signs of intoxication," and they administered a field sobriety test, which he failed. Angle was then placed under arrest and taken to a local hospital where he refused to take a blood test. 

No future hearing has been set. 

Angle won an Olympic gold medal in freestyle wrestling in 1996. Calls to Angle's reps were not immediately returned. 

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1.

Kate    

BIG UPS TO TMZ FOR PIMPING MOON TOWNSHIP..I knew if I stayed in this s**thole long enough I'd live to see it famous for more than just Keith Tower and Lou Christie! ;)

Thanks Kurt Angle..though I DO appreciate your $50 tip a few years ago for simply wrapping two presents for you.

2525 days ago
2.

Lenn K.    

Another lose popped for DUI, money has never been able to buy brains. Get a driver you can afford it!!!!

2525 days ago
3.

Me    

Way to go, Pittsburgh boy. What a dumbazz thing to do.

2525 days ago
4.

Me    

#1: Hey now, don't forget the Jaggerz, Wild Cherry and Donnie Iris. :-)

2525 days ago
5.

cj    

how dumb can these people be?

2525 days ago
6.

whatever whatever    

Former Pittsburgher is right-Wild Cherry was the best...and we do have ENTIRELY too many DUI's inthis town. TMZ failed to mention that he was followed home by the "witness", after he missed running her down by inches in the parking lot. What a putz!

2525 days ago
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Me    

Him and most of his family are @ssholes anyway..he deserves it. Go stick some more needles in your @ss you loser. Escalades are sooo 5 yrs ago lol. GO STEELERS!

2525 days ago
8.

SEScoops    

Kurt Angle's MUGSHOT is now posted at:

http://www.SEScoops.com

Poor guy

2525 days ago
9.

Kizzle    

Hope he doesn't kill his kid with his finisher. Hurr hurr

2525 days ago
10.

He's Boring now    

That Dope...admits to the cops from his home he was driving. He is a dummy for driving and than admitting to it.

Bust him

2525 days ago
11.

Richie    

Yes he messed up.. But he admitted it. And cant be that much of an @sshole he gave someone a fifty dollar tip!!!!!!! Won an Olympic gold medal, married with a family,
and can drive an Escalade unlike someone, who names their kid Heather ?

2525 days ago
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Me    

He obviously can't drive his car..can't you read? You must be one of those wrestling losers. Sorry for making fun of your hero...btw who wins a gold medal and then goes into fake wrestling?

2525 days ago
13.

Staff    

Celebs BMW is For Sale at www.BMWMotorsportClub.com

2525 days ago
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Staff    

Celebs BMW is For Sale at www.BMWMotorsportClub.com

2525 days ago
15.

LA    

I would have to agree that most of the Angle family are jerks. And just because he left a $50 tip doesn't mean he's not a jerk!! He's a moron for not only being a drunk driver, but a CELEBRITY drunk driver!! Doesn't he watch the news?? Duh. He's also a moron for not submitting to the blood test...automatic 1 year suspension of his driver's license in the state of PA. Hat's off to you, Kurt, for giving my kids another example of who they DON'T want to look up to! Not only have you made Pittsburgh look bad, but you've embarrassed your family and taken a hero away from tons of kids who watched you win the gold medal.

2525 days ago
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