Update x 4: More details have emerged in Jack Swagger’s arrest on Tuesday night for DUI, marijuana possession and speeding. The AP reports that Swagger was arrested just before midnight after being pulled over for driving ten miles over the speed limit. Swagger’s car was towed and after he was booked, he was released from custody to a friend that picked him up at the police station.
Swagger faces fines of $188 for speeding, $437 for the marijuana possession and $1,300 for his first DUI offense. Because of the DUI, his appearance in court is mandatory and he could also lose his driver’s license for ninety days. Swagger also could get two days in jail but could avoid that through stipulations such as counseling.
As we previously reported, Swagger’s court date is set for March 12th in Gulfport, Mississippi. That is a Tuesday and WWE has a SmackDown taping set for Fort Wayne, Indiana that night. A bit of research shows that it would be difficult via commercial flight to make that trip, so he could miss the taping that night.
Swagger, 30, of Boca Raton, Fla., was pulled over at 11:59 p.m. on Lorraine Road near Morningside Drive, and arrested on charges of driving under the influence, possession of marijuana and speeding.
An officer stopped him after noticing a 2013 Ford Taurus was speeding, police said.
The spokesperson noted that “He was released on a summons to an acquaintance who picked him up at the police station.”
Update x 2:As previously reported, Jack Swagger was arrested on Tuesday night for a DUI and marijuana suspension. The DUI was NOT for alcohol. Per WWE’s Wellness Policy, just being arrested is enough for WWE to release him if they so desired. The policy lists as follows:
“Any WWE Talent, who is arrested, convicted or who admits to a violation of law relating to use, possession, purchase, sale or distribution of drugs will be in material breach of his/her contract with WWE and subject to immediate dismissal.”
In addition, the violation acts identically per the Wellness policy as a positive test for drugs which includes a potential fine, suspension or more. This would be Swagger’s first Wellness violation.
As noted earlier here on the website, Jack Swagger was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence after being pulled over for speeding. A search of the vehicle revealed Swagger was in possession of marijuana.
Swagger was charged with DUI, marijuana possession, and speeding, which are all misdemeanors. You can click here to view his mugshot.
ORIGINAL: The following is from TMZ.com:
WWE star Jack Swagger was arrested last night in Mississippi, TMZ has learned — after allegedly driving under the influence … with pot in his car.
Sources close to the situation tell TMZ, Swagger — real name Jacob Hager — was leaving a “Smackdown” taping at Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi when he was pulled over for speeding.
According to law enforcement, the officer who pulled him over determined Swagger was driving under the influence — and a search revealed Swagger was in possession of marijuana.
We’re told Swagger — a former WWE World Heavyweight champ — was taken in by local sheriff’s deputies … and later released on his own recognizance.
He has been charged with DUI, marijuana possession, and speeding — all misdemeanors.
We reached out to WWE, who tells TMZ, “Mr. Swagger is responsible for his own personal actions.”