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UFC Star Conor McGregor Reportedly Arrested Over Dangerous Driving In $250,000 Bentley

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UFC Star Conor McGregor Reportedly Arrested Over Dangerous Driving In $250,000 Bentley

UFC's most infamous star Conor McGregor has reportedly been arrested for dangerous driving in Dublin and has had his AUD$250,000 Bentley seized.

According to the Irish Independent, McGregor was detained by Gardai, the national police of Ireland, between the towns of Lucan and Palmerstown while travelling on the N4.

He was subsequently arrested for road traffic offences. His Bentley Continental GT was initially seized by authorities, however it has since been returned to him.

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Gardai did not name McGregor because of the privacy restrictions in Ireland however, they did release a statement.

The department told the Independent: "Gardaí 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 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."

It is believed he will appear before the Blanchardstown district court next month and could face a fine of up to AU$7300 and six months prison if he is convicted.

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He has previously appeared before the same court in 2017 when he copped an AU$580 fine for speeding.

The Irishman was the world's highest-earning athlete in 2021, earning AU$240 million according to Forbes.

Pocket-change for the UFC star who would earn the fine in approximately 16 minutes based on his 2021 earnings.

The 33-year-old has 18 convictions to his name, many of which are driving-related as well as others involving assault and public order issues.

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One of the most publicly known occurred after UFC 223 in 2018 when McGregor confronted Khabib Nurmagomedov.

The Irishman proceeded to throw a dolly through a bus window carrying Khabib and other fighters.

McGregor has been eyeing a return to the UFC following a horrific leg injury against Dustin Poirier last year.

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He is targeting a huge super-fight against welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.

Featured Image Credit: PA Images / Dmitry Orlov / Alamy

Topics: Conor Mcgregor, UFC, Australia

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