WTAE in Pittsburgh is reporting that Kurt Angle will be going to trial for DUI and careless driving, stemming from his arrest on September 28, 2007. Angle appeared at a preliminary hearing in town today and was ordered to stand trial by District Judge Mary Murray. No trial date has been set yet.
"We’re disappointed the magistrate would allow such a case to continue on based solely on the testimony of a witness, who herself, faces a DUI charge filed by the same department," Angle’s lawyer said. "There has to be some articuable fact that the police officer saw on each element of this crime. They don’t have it here."
On Sept. 28, police said they got calls about Angle’s driving after he left a bar and restaurant in Moon Township. On Tuesday, one witness said she saw Angle pull out of the Seashell Bar and Restaurant along Beaver Grade Road the night of the incident, claiming he almost hit a car. Another witness claimed Angle’s white Cadillac Escalade almost hit a car, police said.
When police went to Angle’s nearby home, they said he showed signs of intoxication and they explained that someone had reported his erratic driving. Police said they smelled alcohol and gave Angle a field sobriety test, which they said he failed.