UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz Arrested on Suspicion of DUI

Authorities arrested Ortiz after he crashed his luxury car on the 405 Freeway

UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz was arrested on charges of driving under the influence after crashing his luxury car in West Los Angeles early Monday.

Ortiz, of Huntington Beach, was driving on the northbound 405 Freeway around 3:50 a.m. when he lost control of his 2012 Porsche Panamera and struck a concrete center median, according to a an arrest report from the California Highway Patrol.

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Officers responded to the crash and found Ortiz, along with two passengers, on Sepulveda Boulevard south of Santa Monica Boulevard. The Porsche received moderate damage to its right side, but no injuries were reported in the wreck.

Authorities investigated the crash and arrested Ortiz on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor. Ortiz was taken to a police station for medical clearance and chemical testing.

Ortiz, whose nickname is the Huntington Beach Bad Boy, is a former UFC light heavyweight champion and collegiate wrestler. He was champion from 2000 to 2003, making five title defenses before losing his belt to Randy Couture.

Ortiz was inducted to the UFC Hall of Fame in July 2012.


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In 2010, Ortiz was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence of then-girlfriend, ex-porn actress Jenna Jameson.

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