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Alex Riley Cleared Of Driving Under The Influence Charge

WWE talent Alex Riley has been cleared of charges stemming from driving under the influence in Tampa, Florida in November 2010, reports

His lawyers went before a judge earlier this month and argued that police had no probable cause for a traffic stop that led to his client’s arrest. The judge agreed, rendering the field sobriety test and the officer’s observations about Riley inadmissible.

Riley was arrested in Tampa, Florida on November 17, 2010, at 1:14 a.m. on charges of driving under the influence, after refusing to be tested. He was released at 9:33 a.m. on a $500 bond. Riley was also charged with driving with a suspended license.

To read the story, which also includes his mug shot, click here.

  • Stevie P

    think* Edit button would be nice.

  • Stevie P

    Off on a technicality. Sweet, good job A-Ry. It’s not that you weren’t guilty, but you should have been pulled over in the first place. Makes me thing less of you.

  • Camille

    Lol US legal system.

  • venom

    Riley is lucky because I think that could have hurted his career.

  • Ryan

    @The Killswitch: yes it is okay for cops to randomly pull someone over. yes im sure the majority of people that would be pulled over would be perfect law abiding citizens, but there would also be times that they would find drugs, drunks, or weapons. i think it’s a pretty fair trade off

  • Gary

    bet Alex is PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN! Where we can get off just about anything, IF the cops dont fully do they job

  • Damkat

    It is true that Law abiding people would not care about a minor delay to make sure the cops can get someone drunk off the roads instead of someone ending up dead because he was hit. I hope Alex will learn from this and not repeat it.

  • CMPunk420

    Good for him, with as many people getting screwed by the courts atleast someone got away

  • CC

    No, what is ridiculous is that if he was guilty, the only reason he got off is because they had no probable cause to stop him.
    It shouldnt matter why they stopped him if he was guilty.
    So if they pulled him over and he had committed a murder, would that mean he gets off because they had no probably cause to pull him over in the first place?
    Guilty is guilty, and random stop checks are not a bad thing if you are a law abiding citizen. Only people with something to hide would have a problem with that.

  • The Killswitch

    So you’re saying it’s okay for the Canadian cops to randomly harass law abiding citizens to “make sure?” That’s ridiculous.

  • Ryan

    that’s bull. police, at least in canada, are allowed to pull someone over just to make sure they have their license and registration on them. and if they happen to find something illegal then it’s a bonus