Posted January 06, 2014

MMA fighter Tito Ortiz arrested on suspicion of DUI

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Tito Ortiz lost a light heavyweight bout to Forrest Griffin in 2012. (Josh Hedges/ZUFFA/Getty Images)

Tito Ortiz lost a light heavyweight bout to Forrest Griffin in 2012. (Josh Hedges/ZUFFA/Getty Images)

MMA fighter Tito Ortiz was arrested early Monday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence after a single-car collision in West Los Angeles, the California Highway Patrol said in a press release.

Ortiz, was taken into custody around 4 a.m. after his car crashed on the 405 Freeway near Sepulveda and Santa Monica boulevards, the CHP said.

From KTLA.com:

“Ortiz was driving northbound on the I-405 when he lost control of his vehicle and struck the concrete center median,” the press release said.

Ortiz, 38, was driving a 2012 Porsche Panamera and had two passengers in the car, according to the CHP.

The vehicle was moderately damaged, and no one was injured, the CHP said.

Officers took Ortiz into custody on suspicion of misdemeanor DUI.

“He was transported to LAPD-77th Division for medical clearance and chemical testing and was booked without incident,” the CHP said.

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Ortiz was scheduled to come out of retirement to face former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson in November of 2013 before a neck injury caused Ortiz to drop out of the bout.


2 comments
DODGERFAIL2013
DODGERFAIL2013

This dudes story won't end well - broke, in jail, killed, etc.  Take your pick.