(Sorry, Tito. Not every vehicular experience can be this positive. / Photo via Getty)
Other than his efforts to unite Cris Cyborg and Miesha Tate in an unholy training alliance, Tito Ortiz has been laying pretty low since he sunk Bellator’s inaugural pay-per-view due to a laughably predictable neck injury. Unfortunately, our first Tito-related headline of 2014 isn’t a positive one. As KTLA reports, Ortiz was busted for a DUI early this morning after he drove his Porsche into a concrete median:
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Tito Ortiz was arrested early Monday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence after a single-car collision in West Los Angeles, the California Highway Patrol said in a press release.
The popular athlete, whose birth name is Jacob Christopher Ortiz, was taken into custody around 4:00 a.m. after his car crashed on the 405 Freeway near Sepulveda and Santa Monica boulevards, the CHP said.
“Ortiz was driving northbound on the I-405 when he lost control of his vehicle and struck the concrete center median,” the press release said.
Ortiz, 38, was driving a 2012 Porsche Panamera and had two passengers in the car, according to the CHP. The vehicle was moderately damaged and no one was injured, the CHP said.
Officers took Ortiz into custody on suspicion of misdemeanor DUI. “He was transported to LAPD-77th Division for medical clearance and chemical testing and was booked without incident,” the CHP said.
Ortiz’s dangerous history behind the wheel is perhaps matched only by fellow light-heavyweights Rampage Jackson and Jon Jones. In April 2011, Ortiz crashed a Toyota Scion into a wall during a celebrity racing event, and three months later he smashed up a Rolls Royce Phantom during a three-car collision near a Denny’s.
We’ll update you if any other important details emerge.