Hermes Franca Arrested for DUI in Florida


Hermes Franca. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Former UFC lightweight title challenger Hermes Franca was arrested by the Jupiter, Florida Police Department early Thursday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence according to MMA Weekly.

A published police report stated that Franca was arrested early Thursday morning by an officer who suspected the fighter was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. He was required to submit a drug test prior to his booking at the Palm County jail.

The Brazilian was seen in attendance at WEC 36, which took place at the nearby Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Wednesday night. Franca was released from the jail yesterday and was not required to post bail. A court date has been set for December 10.

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