American professional wrestler Jack Swagger was busted in Gulfport, Mississippi, on Tuesday on charges of speeding, misdemeanor pot possession and driving under the influence (not alcohol), reports the Sun Herald.Swagger, whose real name is Jacob Hager Jr., was in Mississippi for a taping of WWE SmackDown when he was pulled over just a half hour after taping. Gulfport Police Lt. Craig Petersen clocked Swagger going 55 miles per hour in a 44-mile-per-hour zone. Petersen found the wrestler in the possession of a small amount of pot and to make things worse, he suspected him of driving under the influence of marijuana.
Swagger’s 2013 Ford Taurus was towed from the scene and a friend picked him up from the police station. It’s unknown whether he was drug tested before he was released.
The WWE wrestler is due for a March 12 plea date and faces fines of $188 for driving over the speed limit, $437.25 for pot possession and $1,300 for the DUI charge if it is his first offense.
WWE told TMZ that “Mr. Swagger is responsible for his own personal actions.”
Swagger is a WWE World Heavyweight champ and has a wife and 1-year-old son.
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