Danny Inferno, also known as Danny Gimondo, started wrestling in 1994. He was a WWE Development Wrestler from 2004 – 2006. According to his Twitter account, he had a difficult past year due to personal issues and excessive alcohol use.
On the afternoon of June 29, the 46-year-old New Jersey native was driving a rental car in Hernando County, Florida. The man was reportedly swerving between the lanes on the road. A deputy with the Hernando County Sheriff’s Department noticed the vehicle and performed a traffic stop on the driver while they were at a McDonald’s.
A traffic officer assessed the driver, identified as Gimondo, and reported that he smelled like alcohol.
When the authorities asked him about the smell, Gimondo allegedly said he had some vodka early in the day. He also informed them that he is prescribed benzodiazepines and that he had taken the medication before driving, and he was on his way to check himself into rehab.
The police asked Gimondo to take a roadside sobriety test. He was unable to pass it, but he let the officers know that he had a knee injury from wrestling that made it so he was not able to do all the exercises.
Gimondo alerted the officers that he was experiencing chest pains, and he was taken to Oak Hill Hospital for medical treatment. He was also given a breath test, and the results were reported as 0.167 and 0.165.
When he was released from the hospital, Gimondo was booked into the Hernando County Detention Center. He is facing preliminary charges of DUI, and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription since officers found a couple of loose benzodiazepine pills in the rental vehicle. He is being held in lieu of a $10,000 bond. He has a court date scheduled on August 8.
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