Current Bellator Fighter and Former UFC Champ Tito Ortiz Arrested Under Suspicion of DUI

January 6, 2014
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Tito Ortiz at the UFC 148 press conferenceCurrent Bellator fighter and former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz, 38, was arrested early Monday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence following a single-car collision in West Los Angeles, according to a California Highway Patrol press release.

Ortiz was arrested at 4:37 a.m. PT, after his 2012 Porsche Panamera crashed on I-405 with him driving and two passengers in the car. The car suffered damage, but none of the occupants were injured.

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

Ortiz was taken into custody on suspicion of misdemeanor DUI and transported to a South-Central Los Angeles jail for booking. He was released at 8:13 a.m. PT after posting bail of $15,000.

Ortiz is scheduled to appear in a Los Angeles municipal court for the incident on Jan. 27 at 8:30 a.m.

MMAWeekly.com confirmed and acquired further details of Ortiz’s arrest with the California Highway Patrol and Los Angeles Police Department following an initial report by KTLA-TV.

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  • bajafox

    California is one of the worst states to get a DUI. It’ll be on your record for 10 years and your insurance sky rockets. Might have to get rid of that Bentley

    Luckily he didn’t hurt anyone, I don’t understand why people with money like him just don’t get a taxi or a limo to pick you up. Drinking and driving is just not worth it

    • DamianCross

      Man is drunk driving a Bentley really that much fun? I kinda wanna try this now.

      • Lawdog1521

        He was drunk. He was actually riding Mr. Bentley from the Jeffersons.

  • Ron Bidelman Jr.

    Its because most of these idiots are brainless. ESP TITO ORTIZ

  • put me in the sauna coach

    worth every penny eh Bellator?

  • battle ready

    Seems to be a metaphor of Tito’s career as of late.

  • mrtim30

    Sorry where did Tito get 15k from?

    • cybor vs ronda

      borrowed it from chuck…

    • Azumpire

      Forget the 15k, where did he get the porsche from?

  • mrtim30

    “Judge, see this is the truth. I have a bad neck and my medicine gives a false indication of alcohol poisoning – you can ask anybody!”

  • jrcr_15

    Guys he has a fractured skull .. Lay off (LOL)

  • David Huenecke

    Isnt he supposed to be recovering from a fractured neck? Whats he doing drinking and driving?

  • Squinty

    They gave him a date to fight it in court, but he had to widthdraw due to injury.

  • PeanutBoy73

    He did it for the fans! He loves us guys.

  • Mark McDowall

    Looks like this ship is sinking about as fast as the Titanic.

  • drkdisciple

    So unfortunate! Reliable sources say that Tito was about to be in the best shape of his life. Finally he was injury free and ready to make another title run, guess it wont happen now…Tito is so unlucky!

    • gonzo

      unlucky or makes bad choices in life? id pick the latter

    • Arxangel1

      Tito always says he is in the best shape of his life. Then whenever he lost, multiple mystery injuries surface that he had been dealing, which caused his losses.

  • Rence

    “It was all because of the stress and distractions caused by the drama Jenna brings to my life”- Tito Ortiz Jan 2014

  • otto

    this is about the only headlines this guy is gonna make from here on….beside the one when he’s ushered off to prison someday for something Tito like