Last Friday Kurt Angle was arrested at his home in Moon Township, Pennsylvania for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Controlled Substance and Careless Driving. Police received a call from a concerned motorist who witnessed the TNA Champion recklessly drive away from a bar, nearly hitting a car and a street sign. Police visited Angle’s home and administered a field sobriety test, which he failed. Angle was taken to the hospital, where he refused to take a blood test and was then taken to the police station and booked.
Attorneys for Kurt Angle issued a statement this morning to TMZ.com saying that their client is innocent, was wrongly arrested and is a target due to his celebrity status. Here is that statement:
"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."