Jack Swagger Arrest Update: Police Pushing For Jail Time

Citizen-times.com has an update on Jack Swagger’s Tuesday night DUI & drug arrest. Swagger is due back in court March 12. Had he been arrested only for speeding and marijuana possession, he could have paid his fines by mail or online, but the DUI makes this a different kind of case.

Former WWE Writer Comments On Swagger’s Arrest

If convicted, records show Swagger faces fines of $188 for driving 10 mph over the speed limit, $437 for a small amount of marijuana and $1,300 if it’s his first DUI offense. The DUI charge carries a mandatory court appearance and he could lose his driver’s license for 90 days. However, Police Lt. Craig Petersen says he’ll push for the maximum sentence for Swagger’s DUI, which is jail time:

“We have never recommended mere fines and fees only on a DUI,” Clark said. “We always recommend the maximum sentence of two days in jail for first offenders. That time can be suspended but only on completion of certain court-ordered conditions like probation, classes, AA meetings, etc.”

Jim Ross, Iron Sheik & More Comment On Swagger’s Arrest

Brad Davis

Brad Davis is the editor of SEScoops.com and MMANews.com. He's been hooked on pro wrestling since 1989 and has attended 8 WrestleManias

  • bayarea08

    I have a strong feeling that at WrestleMania Alberto Del Rio is going to beat Swagger, but Dolph Ziggler is going to come in a cash in his Money in the Bank Contract, thus starting a feud with Del Rio & Swagger, but beating out both men to humiliate Swagger under the WWE breath for his DUI/drug charges. And by summer time, Swagger is going to be in Randy’s position where they can’t make him World Champ, but still use him until he is crippled. He will lose to NXT stars, he will only be featured on a below mid-card tier, and probably only win one US title in the course of the next 5 years. It’s business.

    • http://www.facebook.com/USMC304378246800 Jason Hannis

      The problem is, even if this were to play out and still have Swagger in a main event at WM, he would still get a huge payday for it.

      The problem is people on the roster who dont get busted that would be in better line for a WM payday.

      The other issue is the possibility of Swagger being in jail during WM.

      What do I think? I think if hes not locked up Swagger will still be in the match, its huge controversy between the storyline, characters, and this arrest just adds to it.

      By WWE not responding, it just creates more of a buzz.

    • TrueFan

      or that swagger will beat del rio and then ziggler cashes in

    • omega riddler

      except for the us title part, that pretty much sounds like what happened to him after he lost the world heavyweight championship

  • http://www.facebook.com/jj.vaness.1 Jj Vaness

    Ziggler will cash in sooner than later. Or they’ll throw in a random Big Show

    • G.I.R.L.

      Oh no, not another Big Show rebound!

    • Kris Mystery

      Considering he only has something like 4 months to cash it in then yes…i’d say it’s a safe bet he’ll cash in sooner than later.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jj.vaness.1 Jj Vaness

        Sooner as in, this month. Smart ass

        • Fighter

          The IWC has been predicting a Ziggler cash since Summer Slam. Right up to Elimination Chamber there’s been talk all over the IWC that Ziggler will cash in. I for one last year said Ziggler will cash in either at Wrestlemania or after. And so far I’ve been right. Expect Ziggler to cash in at Extreme Rules or Over The Limit, where the title is likely to be defended in a match with some stipulation that will take a lot out of the champion (who ever he is at the time) and that’s when he is going to cash in. Orton/Henry has a way better chance to challenge Del Rio at Wrestlemania (taking Swagger’s place) than Ziggler. But don’t tell that to the Ignorant Wrestling Community.

  • Reality

    Jail time for the first DUI is not wise imo…. But well, it was indeed a big mistake from him. Hope Ziggler can benefit from all this

    • Kris Mystery

      I can’t imagine anyone gets jail time for first DUI… unless the charges are accompanied with dangerous driving, causing an accident, causing bodily harm etc. As the cops are saying..they always push for the maximum…and on a first offence they likely never get it.

  • G.I.R.L.

    Some American. I don’t understand what possesses people to drive under the influence.

    • Advanced Dialogue

      Uhmm…Being under the influence. Weed is better than alcohol. But weed is illegal, Alcohol is legal. Alcohol makes a person more careless, Weed makes a person more cautious.

      • G.I.R.L.

        I couldn’t care less about the vice; my point is why operate a vehicle knowing that your decisions are impaired (i partially answered my own question)? Regardless of what led to the impaired judgement, people under the influence have a significant urge to drive; endangering themselves and/or others.

        • Advanced Dialogue

          In the first line that I typed, I was stating that people drive under the influence because they are under the influence at that time and since alcohol makes you careless, they don’t use common sense do to that factor.

          • G.I.R.L.

            Ah, i understand.

      • http://www.facebook.com/billy.guthrie1 Billy Guthrie

        I lost a family member to someone who was DUI. I have no problem with ppl using weed but you DON’T drive under the influence

        • Advanced Dialogue

          I already understand that people shouldn’t drive under the influence.

  • HellNoNO

    That mugshot of Swagger looks boss!

    • http://www.facebook.com/jeremycounty Jeremy-County Roberts

      boss indeed. he has that look of “i just fucked my everything” on his face.

  • Paul Kersey

    He’s going to have his title shot taken from him on Monday. The only question is how WWE is going to do it.

  • Super Buck

    I have a feeling Swagger will be forced to go to AA meetings (aka Jobbing to John Cena in no time)

    • Vince

      What does John Cena have to do with this? Let me guess, it’s his fault that Swagger got busted, huh?

      • cenasucks

        It was a pun. Obviously you didn’t get it

        • Vince

          If the IWC didn’t spend its every waking moment hating John Cena for the dumbest reasons, I’d be inclined to believe that.

          • askbillmitchell

            Actually Vince. It was a pun. AA = Attitude Adjuster and AA= Alcoholics Annonymous. The fact that I am having to explain this to you makes me want to club baby seals.

          • http://twitter.com/PennyUndead Roger Penland

            why club baby seals over a human’s utter stupidity? lol

          • http://www.facebook.com/derek.fox.545 Derek Fox

            Blind rage?

          • http://www.facebook.com/vincent.letterio Vinny Letterio

            Humans are stupid, do not live believing the transverse.

          • http://twitter.com/JamieEvsxx JamieEvsxx

            no don’t club baby seals…you should club seagulls because they’re arseholes!…xD

          • Stoops Nic

            Well now we can hate you for being a moron.

      • Backstreet Bungalow

        Sorry, you are the weakest link. Goodbye

    • EdwartF

      good, cena deserves to be number one

      • Cena sucks #1 fan

        u been drinking? or wait your probably to young to remember when wrestling kicked ass. lol

  • rko420

    they should go ahead and let randy turn heel and then have a match with ADR at mainia

  • Ayatollah of rock N rolla

    He really is an all American….American.

  • GTS410

    The cops must not like the “We the People” promos hahaha

  • Lord Spliffmeister

    I’ve gotten pulled over with bud before.They just talk shit & look 4 a more stronger case n if they can’t find it,they confiscate the weed n tell u “Get the fuck out here!!”
    Life in the Chi XD

    On some pro-cannabis shit tho alcohol is proven 2 be worse yet it’s still on the market n 2 those ppl that look down I say…..Michael Fuckin Phelps!!! XD

  • JTM78

    It’s just weed

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001177411091 Seth Bob

      Still a drug, still illegal, still for teenagers.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jacob.rael.9 Jacob Rael

        It shouldnt be illegal

        • EdwartF

          shutup pothead, go kill yourself from drugs asshole

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001177411091 Seth Bob

          No, it shouldn’t. I agree. But it is and the law should be obeyed and I feel no sympathy for those who blatantly break it.

    • EdwartF

      Still a illicit substance

    • http://twitter.com/Vince193 Vince Alvarado

      its not the weed, who gives a shit, its the DUI driving drunk thats the realy crime and he should be convicted for that

  • http://www.facebook.com/Black14th Steve James

    I don’t care a bit that he had weed. Nobody but CockMaster Punk will care. I think its pathetic that he was DUIing, though. Even if he didn’t give a shit about the other drivers and pedestrians, he should have at least thought about his very public job, and the amount of time they were about to invest in him. Oh, well, I guess Ziggler will walk out of WM as WHC. Which is fine with me.

  • jdbrown

    He is a complete idiot for doing this. Swagger has all the talent in the world. He finally gets the mega-push of a lifetime, and has to blow it on something like this. I would absolutely take his title shot away over this, and I’d kick him to the curb. They can’t just let this go, because it is going to provide even more fuel to all the allegations from people that believe that their Wellness Policy is a bunch of baloney

  • Kris Mystery

    Swagger will be fine… there likely won’t even be a wellness violation. If he is to be punished i can see him losing at Wrestlemania instead of winning… but he’ll still be main eventing and will remain in the upper card.

  • backblack25

    Everyone that goes to mania should wear a WEED THE PEOPLE t-shirt

  • Backstreet Bungalow

    He’s getting off easy. I got a DUI last year, 1st offense, and I had to pay a $1700 fine, pay $45 to take a MADD class, $250 to register for alcohol counseling class, another $250 to actually take the class and $75 to get my license reinstated after it was suspended for 6 months. The charges got dropped to wreckless driving but still cost me a pretty piece of copper They don’t fuck around here in Arizona

    • Backstreet Bungalow

      Forgot to add the 24 hours I spent in jail

  • TrueFan

    Dr. Shelby not only does Anger Management, he also does addiction courses. Jack Swagger should look into him. Dr. Shelby has done quite well with Kane & Daniel Bryan lol

  • http://twitter.com/LuisBelmontShow Luis Alejandro

    I am totally convinced that he is getting shit-canned.

  • m8h3r

    2 days in prison? lol, what a joke of a “Prison Sentence” You could go that time without even talking to anyone.

  • Dr.epic

    he should embrace the arrest as part of his character, if mcmahon wants to still use swagger then swagger needs to go on the air and public discuss what happened. The fans are not as dumb as mcmahon would like to believe sometimes, so the only real way to repair his image is to have him public apologize to the fans.


    He just made a mill off this add