Former two-weight UFC champion, ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor was reportedly arrested in West Dublin last night and charged with dangerous driving in the Palmerstown area, with his Bentley Continental GT subsequently seized by An Garda Siochana.
McGregor, a former undisputed featherweight and lightweight champion under the UFC banner, per an initial report by the Irish Independent reporter, Robin Schiller, was detained after he was pulled over by An Garda Siochana on the N4 between Lucan and the Palmerstown area, where his Bentley Continental GT, worth an estimated €170,000 was briefly seized by Gardai.
Whilst Gardai did not name McGregor in their report due to privacy restrictions in Ireland, they confirm an arrest was made, and a man was charged with dangerous driving after being taken to Lucan Garda Station.
“Gardai arrested a man aged in his 30s in relation to an incident of dangerous driving in the Palmerstown area yesterday evening, Tuesday 22nd March 2022,” The department told the Irish Independent. “The man was taken to Lucan Garda Station where he was charged. He has been released pending an appearance before Blanchardstown District Court at a later date.”
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McGregor, a native of Crumlin, Dublin, has as many as 18 previous convictions according to the report, many, prior driving-related offences, including a charge of speeding back in 2017 which resulted in a fine of €400. If convicted, the 33-year-old may face a period of six months in prison, or a fine in the region of €5,000, or both. (H/T MMA Junkie)
McGregor and an associate of his are currently being sued by a Dublin woman and her mother, in relation to an alleged incident in December 2018. The DPP (Department of Public Prosecutions) decided no criminal charges should be brought in relation to the alleged incident. McGregor has vehemently denied any wrongdoings and denied all allegations brought against him.
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