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Kurt Angle Arrested

for Being Drunk in a Car

3/25/2011 6:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Wrestling superstar Kurt Angle was arrested early this morning in North Dakota  ... TMZ has learned.

Kurt Angle Arrested
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... highway patrol in Grand Forks found Angle sitting in his car in the median separating lanes.  We're told 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 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.

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46.

Dandy Dan    

Why is TMZ ignoring Kurt Angle's response and statement when it was sent directly to them... it would only be fair. But that would be the right and fair thing to do wouldn't it. Can't have that happen.

1313 days ago
47.

kmf    

He slides into the median due to ice on the road during an ice storm basically in the middle of no where, but he WASN'T drunk.. had to laugh at this. I drove this exact road on Friday. There wasn't a spot of ice on the road.

1312 days ago
48.

Don Tony And Kevin Castle Show    

As I said above as well as KMF, the road had no precip at all. Well, here's some additional info..... " Highway Patrol Capt. Kevin Robson says that Kurt Angle failed a field sobriety test and was arrested. Angle initially claimed he had hit an icy patch, Robson said, but the road was dry. Angle later said he had received a text message that distracted him and caused him to go into the median, the captain said." But dont blame Kurt. He was drunk. So he probably thought he saw ice. He also probably thought a house was in the middle of the highway. He also probably thought there were horses trying to chase him. He's proof that even complete idiots and jackasses can still be athletes.

1312 days ago
49.

Brenda    

Being from ND...I can attest to the fact that ND has some of the toughest DUI laws in the country. He was charged with "Actual Physical Control"...which simply means he was in intoxicated and was in a position to utilize a vehicle. Personally, I commend ND Law Enforcement for arresting him! I would rather have him charged with APC...than for him to hit and kill someone. What an idiot! Let's just say...you wanna come to ND then you better play by the rules and abide the law!

1312 days ago
50.

NorthDakotaReal    

First, people need to calm down. Kurt's story about icy roads and an ice storm are complete bunk. He shouldn't lie about something that takes only a couple minutes to disprove. Check out NOAA and see what the weather was like. I live in the town 2 miles north of where he was found THERE WAS NO STORM OR ICE. Poser needs to try rehab instead of anymore lies. By the way there isn't 3 feet of snow in the median either. It's been melting here and grass is showing so another lie buddy.

1312 days ago
51.

BRANDY    

WELL SEEMS HE MAKES A HABIT OF BEING DRUNK BEHIND THE WHEEL HE WAS ALSO ARRESTED IN THE TOWN NEXT TO WHERE I LIVE FOR DWI WICH WAS EVENTUALLY AMMENDED TO RECKLESS DRIVING I AM NOT BELIEVING THE JUSTICE SYSTEM IT FAILS OVER AND OVER THIS MAN IS EVENTUALLY GOING TO KILL SOMEONE AND IT'S BECAUSE THE LOUSY COURT SYSTEMS KEEP SLAPPING HIM WITH THESE PETTY FINES AND LETTING HIM WALK FREE IF IT WERE ANY OTHER AVERAGE PERSON HE WOULD NOT GET AWAY WITH THIS BS HE WAS GIVEN A FINE FOR 1,500 IN THE TOWN NEAR ME AND IS AGAIN WALKING SCOTT FREE!!!

1004 days ago
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