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Chris Jericho Nearly Stays in Jail After Being Late Arriving at Court

February 17, 2010, 7:31 am GMT

Chris Jericho and his fellow wrestler almost stay behind bars after they are late attending the court although in the end they settle the case by pleading guilty to the count and paying a $159 fine.

Chris Jericho

Wrestler-turned-rocker Chris Jericho almost found himself behind bars on Tuesday, February 16 after failing to show up in court to answer a charge of public intoxication. Jericho, the frontman of heavy metal band Fozzy, and fellow wrestler Greg Helms were arrested in Kentucky last month, on January 27 after they were apprehended for "alcohol intoxication in a public place".

The stars were summoned to appear in court on Tuesday, and when Jericho didn't show for the hearing, the judge issued a bench warrant for his arrest. He recalled the order when the fighter turned up hours later, reports TMZ.com.

Both Jericho and Helms, who turned up to court on time, settled the case by pleading guilty to the count and paying a fine of $159.

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