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Posted September 6, 2011 | comments 2 Comments

* Police: Wrestler had 0.091 BAC, failed sobriety tests

By Kaitlin Mayhew -- kmayhew@nvdaily.com

FRONT ROYAL -- Impact Wrestling champion Kurt Angle had a blood-alcohol level of 0.091 when he was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence early Sunday morning, according to state police.

Angle, 42, of Corapolis, Pa., was headed east on Interstate 66 following a performance at the Shenandoah County Fair in Woodstock.

The wrestler's first test, conducted at the scene of the traffic stop near Linden, came back above the legal limit of 0.08. On a second test at the Front Royal police headquarters Sunday morning, Angle blew a 0.06, according to state police.

A report filed by Trooper C.R. Scally also stated that Angle failed several field sobriety tests.

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    Why did this guy have both a BAC and a breath test? If both the blood and breath test came back below the legal limit - won't the charges be dropped?

    The article doesn't indicate that the driver's blood AND breath were both tested. BAC simply means Blood Alcohol Content, it isn't a type of test. Results from both blood and breath tests are given as BAC. The instances when blood is tested, rather than breath, are not very frequent.
    If the arresting officer can provide enough evidence of poor driving behavior and give details about the driver failing his field sobriety tests, combined with the fact that he blew a 0.09 (or 0.06--the article says both) , then there is no reason to drop the charges. Generally, though, it is likely that a result of an 0.09 would be reduced to a reckless driving charge, as would and 0.06.

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