In a developing story, UFC fighter Quinton Jackson was arrested with guns drawn for an alleged hit and run in Costa Mesa, California around 1:15 this afternoon. TMZ is reporting that Jackson was in a car crash and then fled the scene. The police chased Jackson to the Newport Beach area where he was arrested. Jackson was charged with felony hit and run and felony evading arrest.
It's hard to imagine Jackson getting very far in his UFC Ford F-350 considering the fact that his photo is plastered all over the side of the truck.
According to the Daily Pilot in Newport:
Jackson, the driver of a lifted, gray pick-up truck left crashed cars, shredded tires and sparks in his wake this afternoon when he led police on a short pursuit from the southbound 55 freeway exit onto Newport Boulevard where he hit at least three cars, police said.
The driver hit two cars at 19th Street and Newport Boulevard, then drove away at about 1:13 p.m., Lt. Paul Dondero said. A Costa Mesa police officer saw the driver southbound approaching 17th Street and tried to pull him over, police said. There, he hit at least one more car before continuing to run, now heading south toward the Balboa Peninsula, Dondero said. Some time after that, the truck blew a tire but continued to drive on its rims, Dondero said.
Jackson eventually gave up, pulled over and was arrested, police said. The whole chase lasted about five minutes, Dondero said.
Thanks to TMZ for the photos.
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