Jackson Due in Court Next Month


Quinton Jackson. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will reportedly have his day in California court on August 15th, facing violations of felony hit-and-run, evading police, and reckless driving.

The news comes from a report by the Long Beach Press-Telegram. Jackson is scheduled to appear in front of a judge at the Harbor Justice Center in Laguna Niguel to face his charges. Jackson was arrested Tuesday following a high-speed chase involving Costa Mesa police officers after he reportedly fled the scene of an accident he was involved in.

Jackson reportedly struck three more vehicles, ran through numerous red lights, and nearly struck pedestrians on the sidewalk before finally voluntarily stopping. He was taken into custody at gunpoint but without incident. No one was injured.

The newspaper also confirms previous reports that UFC President Dana White did indeed fly to California upon learning of the arrest and arranged bail for Jackson at the Orange County central jail. The Press-Telegram cites the UFC as confirming the information but not releasing anything further.

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