MMA fighter Tito Ortiz arrested on suspicion of DUI after L.A. crash

MMA fighter Tito Ortiz, seen here in 2006, was arrested Monday on suspicion of DUI after crashing his Porsche on the 405 Freeway.
(Marlene Karas / Associated Press)

Mixed martial arts fighter Tito Ortiz was arrested early Monday on suspicion of driving under the influence after a single-car collision in West Los Angeles, authorities said.

The champion MMA star, whose birth name is Jacob Christopher Ortiz, was arrested about 4 a.m. after the 2012 Porsche Panamera he was driving crashed on the 405 Freeway near Sepulveda and Santa Monica boulevards, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Ortiz, who is originally from Huntington Beach, was driving northbound on the 405 Freeway when he lost control of his vehicle and struck the concrete center median, the CHP said.


Ortiz, 38, had two passengers in the car, but no one was injured, KTLA reported.

The vehicle was moderately damaged, according to the CHP.

Ortiz was transported to the LAPD’s 77th Division, where he was booked without incident, the CHP said.


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