Former undisputed UFC lightweight and featherweight champion, Conor McGregor was arrested last night on the N4 between Lucan and the Palmerstown area of Dublin, with his Bentley Continental GT briefly seized by An Garda Siochana. McGregor was subsequently charged with alleged dangerous driving.
As per an initial report by the Irish Independent, McGregor, a native of Crumlin, was detained by members of An Garda Siochana near the Palmerstown area while travelling in his Bentley Continental GT, which is estimated to be valued in the region of €170,000.
The vehicle was subsequently seized at the roadside by the Gardai, before it was then returned to McGregor.
The 33-year-old was brought to Lucan Garda Station where he was charged with dangerous driving, with an official statement released by a station spokesperson confirming a male in his 30s had been arrested, without naming McGregor due to privacy restrictions in place in Ireland.
“Gardai 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 department told the Irish Independent. “The man was taken to Lucan Garda Station where he was charged. He has been released pending an appearance before Blanchardstown District Court at a later date.”
McGregor’s spokesperson, Karen Kessler released an official statement to MMA Fighting, confirming that her client had been pulled over by Gardai whilst travelling to the gym.
“Mr. McGregor was driving to the gym when he was stopped by Gardai for alleged road traffic violations,” Kessler’s statement read. “He (Conor McGregor) passed the drug and alcohol test taken at the station.”
McGregor is expected to appear at Blanchardstown district court next month, and if convicted, may face a period of six months in prison, or a €5,000 fine, or both.
Conor McGregor, who has as many as 18 reported prior convictions, including other driving-related offenses, was disqualified from driving back in 2018 and fined a sum in the region of €400 after he was reportedly travelling at 154km/h in a 100km/h zone.