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Nick Diaz Arrested on Suspicion of DUI, Driving With a Suspended License, Destruction of Evidence [UPDATED, AGAIN]


(Oh, *now* you’re smiling?! / Nick Diaz mugshot via lodinews.com)

Because the Man is always trying to keep a good homey down, UFC welterweight star Nick Diaz was arrested in Lodi early last Saturday morning, September 6th, on suspicion of DUI, obstructing a police officer, destruction of evidence* and driving with a suspended license.

According to Sgt. Mike Kermgard of the Lodi Police Department, Diaz was arrested by Cpl. Eric Bradley at 2:20 a.m. after being stopped while driving down the 600 block of East Pine Street, wherever that is. Diaz is expected to be arraigned later this month.

The older brother of UFC lightweight Nate Diaz and estranged son of the Unabomber, Nick Diaz is scheduled to meet former middleweight champion Anderson Silva in a superfight at UFC 183 on January 31st. This incident will not interfere with that fight happening, trust me. We’ll pass along more details when we have them.

* I’m gonna take a wild guess and say, “he threw his weed out the window.” Nope. The truth is even more unsavory than that — Diaz caught the destruction of evidence and obstructing an officer charges when he tried to make himself throw up after the traffic stop. See Update #2 below.

UPDATE #1: The UFC has released a brief and comically vague statement on UFC.com…

We are aware of the situation and are in the process of gathering the facts. We understand that there is a legal process that will now take place and that Nick Diaz will have the opportunity to address the situation in the near future.

UPDATE #2: This was actually the second DUI charge that Diaz has picked up over the past ten months. Here’s the full story, via MMAFighting:

In addition to his September 6 arrest, Diaz was also arrested on November 20, 2013 for driving under the influence, according to Detective Hettie Schaffer of the Lodi Police Department. FOXSports.com listed Diaz’s charges as: driving under the influence, driving under the influence with an alcohol or drug level above .08, and unsafe speed for prevailing conditions.

Diaz missed several court dates following the initial arrest, until ultimately surrendering in court on August 21, 2014 after a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.

Diaz was subsequently released on $25,000 bail, and a date for his arraignment was then scheduled for September 25.

Coincidentally, that date coincides with the approximate date Diaz is now expected to appear in court as a result of his latest arrest. Diaz was arrested by members of the Lodi Police Department in the early morning hours on September 6 on charges of suspicion of DUI, obstructing a police officer, destruction of evidence and driving with a suspended license, MMAFighting.com confirmed on Friday.

Diaz was arrested without incident, however according to Sergeant Steve Maynard, he attempted to induce himself to vomit several times against the commands of officers as a means to circumvent a breath sobriety test, thus landing him charges of obstructing a police officer and destruction of evidence.

Diaz was released from Lodi City Jail the same morning of his September 6 arrest, and is expected to appear in court approximately 21 days from the date.

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