Ex-WWE & IMPACT Star Awaiting Trial For DUI, Assaulting Police Officer

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A former WWE and Impact wrestler who has been struggling with alcoholism will be in court in October to address several serious charges.

Kimberly Frankele, better known as Kimber Lee, was arrested in May 2023 in Sebring, Florida and was charged with three separate offenses stemming from one incident: DUI, resisting an officer with violence, and battery on a law enforcement officer.

Mike Johnson of PWInsider provided more detail on the incident in question.

According to the police report, an officer responded to the call of a vehicle facing the wrong way at an intersection and thus impeding traffic. When the officer arrived and tried to get the driver to move the vehicle to a safe position, the driver, later identified as Frankele/Kimber Lee, drove over the lane, onto a paved shoulder, almost collided with a guardrail, and continued into a parking lot without stopping until the car was parked in a parking spot.

The officer began questioning Kimber Lee and when he suspected her of DUI he detained her. But when he tried putting her in handcuffs she struck him in the chest, at which point he added the charge of battery on a LEO (Law Enforcement Officer).

The report continues that Kimber Lee kept resisting and at one point began attacking the officer more aggressively.

“[She] began kicking me in the chest and in my face, busting my lip and the gums in my mouth. At one point, the subject grabbed the cell phone and after I removed it from her hands and after I removed it from her hands, again I tried to place the restraints on her, and she my left hand twice hard enough to break my skin a (sic) bleed from it.””

Former WWE wrestler Kimber Lee plead not guilty to all charges

After Kimber Lee was eventually subdued, the police officers were able to obtain a breathalyzer sample and the result showed that her blood alcohol level was 0.140, far above the state limit of 0.08.

Lee plead not guilty, waived her right to a speedy trial, and was approved for a public defender since she isn’t financially able to afford her own lawyer.She was officially charged on July 7th and is awaiting her trial date.

Lee’s future depends on which crimes she’s convicted of. In Florida, a first-time DUI can include up to six month’s imprisonment, revocation of a driver’s license, 50 hours of community service, and a $1,000 fine.

The other two charges, however, are much more serious. Resisting an officer with violence and battery on a LEO are both considered third-degree felonies in Florida and conviction could lead to up five years in prison or five years’ probation, and a fine of $5,000.

Lee has previously admitted to struggling with alcoholism and was trying to sober up before this incident occurred.