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Published April 20, 2011, 01:16 PM

Kurt Angle Sentenced for Reckless Driving

An Olympic gold medalist turned pro wrestler who pleaded guilty to reckless driving in North Dakota will not spend time behind bars.

By: Associated Press,

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — An Olympic gold medalist turned pro wrestler who pleaded guilty to reckless driving in North Dakota will not spend time behind bars.

The Grand Forks Herald reports that Kurt Angle was given a 10-day suspended jail sentence and a year of probation. He was ordered to pay $475 in fines and fees and undergo a chemical dependency evaluation.

The 42-year-old Pennsylvania resident was arrested March 25 after he was found in a vehicle in the median of Interstate 29. He initially was accused of being behind the wheel of a vehicle while drunk. He disputed the accusation, saying his car had slid into snow during a storm. He later reached a plea agreement with prosecutors on the reduced charge.

Angle won gold for the U.S. at the 1996 Summer Olympics.

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