SJ - January 26, 2021
UFC Hall of Famer B.J. Penn was arrested over the weekend in Hawaii on suspicion of DUI. It's the latest in a growing list of issues involving the 42-year-old.
Penn was investigated for DUI last February after he was hospitalized following a car accident. And in 2019 he was knocked out during a street fight.
From MMA Fighting:
Penn was arrested on Jan. 23 in Honokaa, Hawaii, on suspicion of DUI after police received a reckless driver complaint, Hawaii County Police Department spokesperson Denise Laitinen confirmed to MMA Fighting. Penn was later released pending an investigation. Laitinen declined to provide additional details on Penn’s arrest and blood-alcohol level.
Penn was not immediately reachable for comment, and a Penn family rep, Gary Levitt, did not immediately return a request for comment.
Word of Penn’s arrest comes after a video surfaced on Monday that appeared to show a belligerent Penn being put in a police car. (Warning: the video contains offensive language.)
BJ Penn clearly drunk as he’s arrested. I hope he receives the assistance he needs... pic.twitter.com/5Idv7tXSl7
— Michael Morgan (@mikewhoatv) January 25, 2021
Taking a bunch of punches to the head isn't great for your health. Add a little alcohol to that and you have the ingredients for some erratic behavior. Hopefully Penn's able to get some help.