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'Wicked Tuna' Star Arrested Twice For DUI, Dealing Drugs In Months Before Tragic Death

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Source: National Geographic

Jul. 24 2018, Updated 5:42 p.m. ET

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Wicked Tuna's Nicholas Fudge lived a fast, dangerous lifestyle before his tragic death, as can exclusively reveal the reality star was arrested twice for DUI and even dealing drugs earlier this year.

On April 3, 2018, Fudge, 28, was arrested for DUI after suspension of license, resisting arrest and disobeying a police officer, Radar can confirm.

The Portsmouth Police Department in New Hampshire told Radar, a "caller reported a possible drunken driver on Islington Street."

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" He was...cited for crossing a solid line and allegedly having an open container of alcohol."

Fudge was jailed, and remained in custody until he was discharged on July 5 for a court hearing.

The troubled reality star was found guilty of resisting arrest and driving while under the influence.

A Portsmouth District Court judge sentenced him to one year of probation. His license was revoked, and he was ordered to complete an "Impaired Driver Care Management" program once discharged.

Sadly, he was not able to clean up his legal troubles. Fudge was "unexpectedly" discovered dead just two weeks after the hearing on July 19, according to his obituary.

Three months prior to his April arrest, Fudge was arrested on January 4, 2018 for DUI — and for "dealing/possessing prescription drugs."

He was released on a $2,000 bond the following day and later entered a not guilty plea to all charges.

On July 12, the judge dismissed the January DUI charge due to "lack of prosecution."

For the drug charge, he was sentenced to probation for two years, and his license was suspended for up to a year.

Fudge's cause of death is still unknown.

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