A judge in Virginia has ordered Kurt Angle to pay $1,500 for the reckless driving charge that he got when arrested back in September on suspicion of drunk driving. Angle was actually hit with the maximum fine of $2,500 but the judge suspended $1,000 of it.
Angle will not serve any jail time and will not lose his license for any amount of time. Angle did not appear in court on Tuesday but his lawyer plead No Contest. He was originally charged with DUI but was only tried for the reckless driving charge.
Angle’s lawyer says when he was pulled over for swerving on the road after a TNA live event in September, he was just texting on his cell phone. The story is that Angle was texting the promoter of the show, presumably a TNA employee, about his payment that night. The state district attorney did not believe that Angle was simply texting while driving but the judge sided with Angle’s defense.