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Conor Mcgregor Arrested for Reckless Driving in Dublin

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Conor McGregor is back in the news again.

The Irish MMA Superstar got arrested for driving his Bentley Continental GT recklessly in Dublin and was detained on Tuesday.

As per as the reports of Irish news website independent.ie, McGregor, who has a number of road traffic convictions, is understood to have been travelling along the N4 between Lucan and Palmerstown when he came to the attention of the state police force of Ireland.

TMZ obtained video a video of McGregor driving his vehicle just before police sirens can be heard.

He was pulled over by the state police forces popularly known in Ireland as ‘Garda’ and subsequently arrested for road traffic offenses. His luxury car, the Bentley Continental GT which is supposedly valued around €170,000, was also seized from him on the roadside following his arrest but has since been returned to him. McGregor was then brought to to Lucan garda station where he has since been charged and released on bail, but will appear before Blanchardstown district court next month. He previously appeared before the same court in 2017 when he was fined €400 for speeding.

McGregor, although having the notoriety of being the most famous combat sports athlete in the world, had his fair share of legal troubles in both Europe and United States. He previously pleaded guilty to assault for punching a man at a bar in Ireland and was fined 1000 €. He was put on probation in New York for hurling a dolly at a bus during the week of UFC 223, breaking a window and injuring Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg.

As time rolled by, he was investigated in a lot of other accusations of violent behavior. There had been rape allegations against him back in January of 2019 and a lawsuit was filed by the alleged victim. Although McGregor made a statement of him getting cleared of all wrongdoings, it looks like he still has to go a long way to in order to get his name cleared off the legal mess .

A History of Troublemaking

McGregor apparently has 18 previous convictions, mainly for road traffic offenses, but one for assault causing harm as well as public order offenses dating back a number of years. As per as the latest case, on conviction, the charge of dangerous driving carries a maximum punishment of a fine up to €5,000, six months imprisonment, or both.

Mcgregor last fought Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 where he suffered a devastating loss, breaking his ankle in the fight. There have been rumors about him coming back to fight later this year, with Mcgregor already making call outs to the welterweight champ Kamaru Usman.

What do you think of McGregor’s new legal trouble ?

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