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Kurt Angle

I Was NOT Drunk

9/5/2011 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Kurt Angle apparently believes he's been FRAMED in connection with his drunk driving arrest Sunday morning ... this according to sources connected with the famous wrestler.

As TMZ first reported, Angle was popped in Virginia after he was allegedly seen driving erratically on I-66.

But Angle's lawyer tells TMZ ... his client passed a breathalyzer test.  The lawyer tells us, "We understand Kurt will be entering a plea of not guilty in response to any infractions and/or offenses."

Sources connected with Kurt tell TMZ ... cops are just trying to make an example of him.

The cops are mum, saying the case will be tried in court. 

FYI ... someone who is not legally drunk (i.e., someone who passes a breathalyzer test) can still be arrested for driving under the influence if drugs or alcohol -- even minimal amounts -- impair the driver's ability to navigate the road.



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1.

static    

Ok so he's a big meathead that can't hold his liquor.

1057 days ago
2.

Justice_4_Kelly    

We'll just see what the blood test says, if he took one.

1057 days ago
3.

Joe    

try to pull the race card Kurt. They do it to us all the time. haha

1057 days ago
4.

There's a problem here    

This is one guy I feel really bad for. I remember him getting so emotional when he won the Olympic gold and the national anthem was played. He was kind of a simple guy. The pros got hold of him and it was all downhill from there. He's been busted DUI and/or DU-whatever quite a few times, and even had some black trollop girlfriend who I think they both filed PFA's against each other. It wasn't pretty. He's ruined and he's got huge demons that just don't want to let go. That's a shame. He really was one of the good guys back in the day.

1057 days ago
5.

FruitSalad    

I WAS FRAMED !

Pleads guilty in a month.

1057 days ago
6.

jim    

There is no such thing as passing the breathalyzer test. If you blow above the legal limit, the you are presumed to be driving under the influence. If you blow below the legal limit all the other evidence becomes more important, how was their driving, how did they manage the field sobriety tests, what was their demeanor, etc. He can still be convicted, although the case is much tougher without the BAC.

1057 days ago
7.

PaulWS    

The drunk driving laws are so ridiculous nowadays. It's nothing more than a cash grab for the cities.

1057 days ago
8.

PRO US    

He won a gold medal at the Olympics for America. The guy is a hero. Leave him alone. As long as he doesn't kill anyone, let him drive drunk and stoned. Is that your argument, you apologists for Kurt Angle driving drunk? OK, you convinced all of us. But if he drives drunk again and kills someone, he better hope he kills a serial murderer on the run from the law or he might get a few days in jail after his multi million dollar attorney shreds whatever $50,000 a year deputy prosecuting attorney in court.

1057 days ago
9.

Ace    

Hillbilly cops want to feel important.

1057 days ago
10.

RamHead    

If he was not drunk, then why was he driving erratically?

1057 days ago
11.

bunny    

I told you he'd deny it. He's never fessed up to any of his drug/alcohol use. He will only fess up to something if it means making another person look bad.

1057 days ago
12.

PRO US    

I suppose he never used steroids either.

1057 days ago
13.

Kelly Kelly    

In the WWE, they have a wellness policy, and if you dont follow that policy, out you go. TNA should have the same thing. First Jeff Hardy, the apple doesnt fall far from the tree, Matt Hardy, now Kurt Angle? SMH!

1057 days ago
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robert thurston     

Angle is a complete toolshed but if he passed the breath test then let it go!!!

1057 days ago
15.

Del    

LOSER just like all other slimy drinking drivers.

1057 days ago
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