Isreal Adesanya faces up to three months in jail for drunk-driving: Israel Adesanya, the former middleweight champion of the UFC, admitted admission to charges of driving while intoxicated in New Zealand, putting him at danger of serving three months in prison. Enoughinfo.com
Three weeks before to his defeat by Sean Strickland at UFC 293 on August 19, the incident is said to have occurred. CWWTech Africa Digital, Tech, and Soft Skills Program 2023 For Young Africans (Cohort 5)
It was stated that following supper with friends in Auckland, Adesanya came onto a Random Breath Testing machine.
He tested positive for alcohol with 87 milligrammes per 100 millilitres of blood, beyond the 50 milligrammes allowed by law.
Isreal Adesanya faces up to three months in jail for drunk-driving
Adesanya issued a statement to The New Zealand Herald. This was after entering a guilty plea in the Auckland District Court, in which he said:
“I want to apologise to the community, my family and my team for the decision I made to get behind the wheel after drinking at a dinner.
“I was pulled over and gave an evidentiary blood test, the reading was 87 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood.
“I am disappointed with my decision to drive, it was wrong. I know that people might follow me and I want them to know I do not think this behavior is acceptable.”
ESPN reports that he will be back in court on January 10. He has to be back to get a sentence that includes a fine of up to $2,680 and/or a prison term of up to three months.