UFC fighter Conor McGregor was arrested by Irish police earlier this week. He was taken to a local police station in the Palmerstown area and charged with alleged dangerous driving.
CNN reports that videos reposted by McGregor onto his Twitter feed show the fighter driving on a motorway, before police turn on their sirens and begin to pull him over.
In a statement, local police confirmed the arrest.
“Gardai arrested a man aged in his 30s in relation to an incident of dangerous driving in the Palmerstown area, Tuesday 22nd March 2022.”
“The man was taken to Lucan Garda Station where he was later charged. He has been released pending an appearance before Blanchardstown District Court at a later date.”
Karen Kessler, McGregor’s spokesperson, said that “Mr McGregor was driving to the gym when he was stopped by Gardai for alleged road traffic violations. He passed the drug and alcohol tests taken at the station.”
This is not the 33-year-old’s first altercation with the police. CNN reports that back in October, an Italian DJ claimed he suffered a number of injuries following an alleged altercation with McGregor.
The DJ, Francesco Facchinetti said McGregor launched an unprovoked attack leaving him with injuries to his face and neck.
After the incident at the St. Regis Hotel in Rome, the DJ formally pressed charges.
McGregor hasn’t fought since breaking his leg during a fight with Dustin Poirier last July.
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