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WWE’s Jimmy Uso Arrested For DUI Again

Pensacola, FL – World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star Jimmy Uso was arrested for DUI in Pensacola for the second time in two years.

The police report said that Pensacola police stopped Uso at about 10:35 p.m. on July 5 after he ran a red light going 50 mph in a 35 mph zone, Sports Illustrated reported.

Officers asked Uso to get out of his vehicle after they smelled alcohol on his breath while they were talking to him.

Police said the WWE star, whose real name is Jonathan Fatu, was noticeably swaying and admitted to having consumed multiple beers before he got behind the wheel of his car, TMZ reported.

He failed a field sobriety test administered by officers and was arrested at the scene.

The 35-year-old WWE star’s breath tests came back at .202 and .205, more than twice the legal limit of .08, TMZ reported.

He was arrested on a misdemeanor DUI charge, as well as given tickets for speeding and running a red light, Sports Illustrated reported.

Uso was booked into the jail at 1:03 a.m. on July 7 and released on $500 bond at 9 a.m. the same day.

This was not Uso’s first DUI arrest, and the other one occurred in Pensacola, too.

He was arrested for DUI in July of 2019 after he was caught driving 86 mph in a 45 mph zone, according to TMZ.

But he was found not guilty on that occasion, Sports Illustrated reported.

Uso was also arrested in February of 2019 in Detroit but on that occasion, he a passenger in a vehicle that his wife – WWE wrestler Naomi – was driving drunk.

Officers stopped the couple going the wrong direction on a one-way street.

Police sources told TMZ that when officers stopped the SUV, they ordered Naomi out of the vehicle because it stank of booze.

While police were talking to Naomi, Uso got out of the vehicle.

Police ordered him back into the SUV but the wrestler refused to comply with the officers’ commands.

Instead, he took off his shirt and jacket, and challenged the police to a fight, TMZ reported.

Sources told TMZ that an officer drew his Taser on Uso.

The wrestler became subdued and ultimately complied with police commands, but he was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and obstruction, TMZ reported.

Uso was booked into jail and later released on bond.

He ended up pleading “no contest” to interfering with a government employee in that case and was ordered by the judge to pay $450 in fines, Sports Illustrated reported.

Uso, who is the son of WWE Hall of Fame member Rikishi, wrestles with his twin brother, Jey, in tag-team matches.

Written by
Tom Gantert

Tom Gantert graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Tom started in the newspaper business in 1983. He has worked at the Jackson Citizen Patriot (Michigan), Lansing State Journal (Michigan), Ann Arbor News (Michigan), Vineland Daily-Journal (Michigan), North Hills News Record (Pennsylvania) and USA Today (Virginia). He is also currently the managing editor of Michigan Capitol Confidential, a daily news site of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Tom is the father of a Michigan State Police trooper.

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