Los Angeles police arrested UFC veteran Tony Ferguson early Sunday morning for suspicion of drunken driving after he crashed his pickup truck into parked vehicles and flipped over near Sunset Boulevard. Whatever the severity of the crash, no accidents had been reported.
Ferguson, a former interim UFC lightweight champion, refused to take a breathalyzer verify on the scene and was later taken into custody on suspicion of driving beneath the have an effect on, police said. He was booked into the Los Angeles County Jail and his bail was set at $30,000.
The crash occurred at 1:47 a.m. inside the area of Sunset Boulevard and Wilcox Avenue. Emergency suppliers personnel had been dispatched to the scene and had been able to soundly take away Ferguson and a entrance seat passenger from the overturned Chevrolet Silverado. Every individuals sustained minor accidents and weren’t transported to a hospital.
Ferguson debuted as educated blended martial arts fighter in 2008 and has a lifetime report of 26-8. Nonetheless, he has misplaced his closing 5 fights. He was the UFC’s interim lightweight champion from October 2017 to April 2018.
This isn’t the first time Ferguson has made headlines for his off-the-ring conduct. In 2019, he filed a restraining order in direction of his partner, alleging that she had threatened him and their child with a knife. The order was later dropped, and the couple reconciled.
The knowledge of Ferguson’s arrest comes as a reminder that driving beneath the have an effect on isn’t acceptable and should have excessive penalties, even for high-profile individuals.
(With inputs from AP)
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