Former UFC Champ, Tito Ortiz, Arrested For DUI After Car Crash
Former UFC Champ Tito Ortiz was arrested on Monday morning on suspicion of DUI following a crash on the 405 freeway in West Los Angeles.
According to the California Highway Patrol’s initial investigation, Ortiz was driving on the freeway when he lost control of his vehicle and struck the concrete median. CHP officers responded to the scene after Ortiz has pulled off of the freeway. No one was injured and Ortiz’s vehicle sustained moderate damage.
Being arrested for a DUI causing injury or with a traffic collision is more of a complex case than a straightforward DUI. When there are injuries involved, you may be charged with a felony, there may be jail time involved and the possibility of a large amount of restitution to the victim. A DUI with a traffic accident, in most situations, will not lead to jail time, but will trigger a longer driving under the influence education program, community service or Cal Trans work, and restitution to the victim(s).
Remember, if you have been arrested for a DUI, you or your attorney must contact the DMV within 10 days of the arrest to request an Administrative Per Se hearing. Not doing so can result in the automatic suspension of your driver’s license!
There are many other factors that should be addressed immediately after being arrested for a DUI and one of those is consulting with an experienced DUI lawyer. Attorney Ross Erlich has handled hundreds of DUI cases in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. Ross Erlich knows what facts to look for, what procedures law enforcement needs to follow and, most importantly, how to resolve your case in the best possible way. Contact the office of attorney Ross Erlich today for a free DUI consultation and fight for your rights.