I should start by confessing that the above photo is not the result of Tito Ortiz’s latest vehicular mishap, but rather, one of the top Google search results for “hilarious car wrecks.” But the mere fact that I have to clear this up should tell you a lot about Ortiz’s chances of making the leap from fighter to chauffeur now that his MMA career is pretty much over.
In any case, it appears that Ortiz has allegedly been charged with two counts of DUI stemming from his early morning arrest a couple weeks ago. I say “allegedly” because the source reporting on the former LHW champion’s arrest is TMZ:
Former MMA champ Tito Ortiz has been charged with two counts of DUI … after crashing his Porsche into a concrete median back in January, TMZ Sports has learned.
The 38-year-old fighter was arrested on January 6th … when cops say he blew a .12 on the breathalyzer, following the 4am crash on an L.A. freeway.
If convicted, Ortiz faces up to 6 months in jail and a $1,000 fine — but since it’s his first offense, he probably won’t do any time. Instead, he’ll likely only be sentenced to probation and will be required to complete an alcohol education course.
What a man who does this and this to cars while sober can possibly learn from an alcohol education course is beyond me, but so goes the American justice system. Then again, considering Ortiz was headed home from a party at the Playboy Mansion on the morning in question, it’s safe to assume that alcohol was probably the least distracting factor he was dealing with.