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BY: MICHELLE LUCE
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight star Nick Diaz was arrested on September 6th on suspicion of DUI, driving under the influence in Lodi, California.UFC 183.Diaz is scheduled to fight Anderson Silva, former UFC middleweight champion, on Jan. 31, 2015 after signing a new three-fight deal with the UFC.
According to Lodi News:
UFC fighter and former Tokay High School student Nick Diaz was arrested in Lodi at 2:20 a.m. Sept. 6 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 while driving down the 600 block of East Pine Street, Kermgard said. The arraignment for Diaz should be 21 days after his arrest.
He was found to be under the influence of alcohol and taken to a local jail, where his behavior led to police filing additional charges.The Police say Nick Diaz obstructed their investigation and attempted to destroy evidence after submitting to a breathalizer test. He reportedly asked officers to use the restroom and then attempted to vomit after was repeatedly told to stop.Diaz was released on his own recognizance after sobering up and given a notice to appear in court.
UFC official statement:
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.
We will have more on this story as it comes up.