Last month, Teen Mom OG star Ryan Edwards was arrested for the third time in less than two years.
This time, local authorities were less inclined to give Edwards the benefit of the doubt, and he remained behind bars for a full week awaiting his arraignment.
Edwards was released from jail on July 31, but his legal headaches are far from over.
Ryan is due back in court on August 23, and he still faces up to a year in prison.
If he misses his court date, he’ll likely be incarcerated immediately.
If he lands in front of a judge who’s less sympathetic to his plight than the previous ones, Ryan is likely headed for the slammer.
Edwards and wife Mackenzie Standifer have done their best to keep his legal troubles concealed from the public, but they haven’t been terribly successful.
Now, new details of Ryan’s arrest have emerged, and it’s led some to the conclusion that Ryan doesn’t care whether or not he goes to jail.
Until today, all we knew about Edwards’ latest brush with the law was that he had violated his probation yet again.
Now, we know that Ryan brazenly flouted local traffic violations by driving 36 MPH over the speed limit.
“I observed the above violator operating the above vehicle at a high rate of speed,” wrote the arresting officer in his citation.
“The vehicle’s speed was confirmed by a radar at 80MPH in a 55MPH zone.”
That may not sound like such a big deal — but when you’re on probation and facing prison time, every infraction is a big deal.
Though he was held without bail following his latest arrest, Ryan was eventually released with a slap on the wrist and sentenced to serve six months probation and five days of community service.
Needless to say, Ryan has to keep his nose clean if he hopes to avoid being sent away.
And as he’s proven many, many times in the past, the ability to stay out of trouble is not a skill Edwards seems to possess.