No evidence for Jack Swagger DUI:
It’s likely that Jack Swagger may get off his DUI charge because there is no tangible evidence for it. He had not been drinking and the officers who pulled him over did not record a Field Sobriety test. Somewhere between noticing him speeding and pulling him over to find marijuana, they decided he was impaired. It is only the word of the officers that he was impaired and a competent lawyer could challenge this. In some instances they may test suspects for marijuana at the station, but this uncommon due to costs.
The speeding and marijuana possession charges are far more troublesome however. Under Mississippi law if marijuana of any amount is found in any part of a vehicle (other than the trunk) the suspect faces a $1,000 fine and 90 days incarceration if convicted. Increasingly jail time is averted, but any conviction for possession of illegal drugs gives WWE the right to terminate a wrestler’s contract under the Wellness policy or the lighter option of a suspension.
Jack Swagger, whose real name is Donald Jacob Hager, was pulled over at 11:59 PM Tuesday night after leaving the Smackdown taping in Biloxi, Mississippi. Police initiated a traffic stop when they noticed his 2013 Ford Taurus speeding.
A police spokesperson in Biloxi, Mississippi had the following to say:
“He was released on a summons to an acquaintance who picked him up at the police station.”
It’s possible that the system will keep this going until after Wrestlemania leaving Swagger free to take part, but it would not be surprising if WWE pulled the plug.
JR commented on Twitter…
“Lots of legal experts on Twitter. Almost gleeful that a #WWE star made an apparent bonehead mistake. Due process/facts appear ill relevant.”
“Now being lectured by people I don’t even know 4 Swagger’s mistakes. He made an error. Don’t know the consequences but I won’t bail on him.”
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