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Jury finds Jimmy Uso not guilty of July DUI charge

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The details from Jonathan “Jimmy Uso” Fatu’s DUI arrest this summer in Pensacola, Florida sounded pretty damning. The released police video didn’t paint a much better picture.

A jury of his peers had reasonable doubts.

Fatu plead not guilty to the charge he received on July 25. He was pulled over by Escambia County Sheriff’s Deputy after an off-duty officer called in that he saw Fatu’s vehicle “driving erratically” at speeds in excess of 100 mph. He never declined to take a field sobriety test, but wanted his lawyer be present for it. He was arrested at that point, and it doesn’t seem any testing ever occurred.

After hearing the case, the jury deliberated for “about an hour” before finding him not guilty. The speeding ticket he received remains on his record.

Greg Whibbs, Fatu’s attorney, told the local Fox affiliate:

“And that is what the jury system is for. A cop cannot convict you. A cop can arrest you but they cannot convict you and that’s why we took it to the next level and plead not guilty and set out for a case trial.”

Fatu, his twin brother Josh (Jey Uso), and his wife Trinity (Naomi) have all been on the sidelines with WWE since Johnathan’s arrest.


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