Hawaiian UFC legend BJ Penn is in trouble yet again after being arrested on suspicion of drink-driving last Saturday. The Hawaii County Police Department acted after receiving a complaint for reckless driving, a spokesperson told MMA Fighting. “Jay Penn of Hilo, also known as BJ Penn, was arrested Saturday, January 23 2021, for operating a vehicle under the influence of intoxicants. About 4:51pm on Saturday afternoon, Hawaii Police Department officers from the Hamakua district responded to a report of a reckless driver on a business property in Honoka’a. “Upon arriving on scene, police learned through witnesses that Penn had arrived at the business earlier in a grey Toyota pickup truck. Prior to police arrival, the 42-year-old was observed talking loudly towards employees and later drove off the property in a reckless manner. BJ Penn clearly drunk as he’s arrested. I hope he receives the assistance he needs... pic.twitter.com/5Idv7tXSl7 — Michael Morgan (@mikewhoatv) January 25, 2021 “While officers were at the scene speaking with the business employees about the incident, they observed Penn returned to the property. Officers contacted Penn and observing signs of impairment, arrested him for operating a vehicle under the influence of intoxicants. Penn was later released pending further investigation.” UFC Hall of Famer Penn (16-14-2), a former lightweight and welterweight champion, was also seen in a video appearing to shout racial slurs while being escorted into a police vehicle. Last February, Penn was also under investigation for driving under the influence after crashing his truck, leaving him in hospital. Last June, more footage emerged of him getting into a drunken brawl outside a Honolulu strip club. The club owner said Penn had been kicked out for acting “very drunk”. “The Prodigy” Penn is on a seven-fight losing streak and has been inactive since a unanimous decision loss to Clay Guida in 2019. Though he was rumoured to be scheduled one more fight, Penn was swiftly released by the UFC that September under president Dana White’s instruction soon after video footage emerged of him involved in another drunken street brawl in his hometown. Penn was left KO’d on the street and maintains that he was the victim of the altercation . However, the former world jiu jitsu gold medallist and fifth-degree black belt took revenge that night by mounting and punching the same man. He was not arrested, although another video – courtesy of TMZ Sports – showed Penn egging the same man on to try and hit him in front of a group. MMA Fighting also reported that Penn is amid a custody battle over his ex-partner and children. His ex-partner also filed a restraining order for domestic abuse.