B.J. Penn has been arrested once again.
Penn, a UFC Hall of Famer, was arrested and unveiled Sunday in Honoka’a, Hawaii on suspicion of DUI pursuing a reckless driving criticism, Hawaii Police Section spokesperson Denise Laitinen verified to MMA Junkie on Monday.
“B.J. Penn was arrested on (Jan. 23, 2021) in Honoka’a for driving less than the influence,” Laitinen explained in a composed assertion. “He has been released pending investigation.”
MMA Battling very first noted Penn’s arrest just after a video clip of an offended, handcuffed Penn getting helped into a auto by police officers appeared on MMA Reddit. In the online video, Penn is screaming expletives in the route of the individual filming.
Penn, 42, has experienced numerous run-ins with the regulation in recent several years – which includes an incident similar to suspicion of DUI very last February. Penn was investigated on suspicion of DUI subsequent a one-car or truck motor auto crash and subsequent blood-alcohol take a look at in his hometown of Hilo.
Penn, a former UFC light-weight and welterweight champion, has not competed in the UFC considering that Could 2019. He was booked to battle rival Nik Lentz in late 2019, but the fight hardly ever occurred.
Penn was produced from the UFC just after films of him partaking in a brawl exterior a bar surfaced on the internet. Just one video clip demonstrates Penn currently being dropped by a punch from his combatant, with a further demonstrating the Hawaiian MMA legend pummeling the individual on the ground.