It seems like every time I take a day off, crazy shit goes down. Today I took it easy because I had a bad case of eye strain – either I need a bigger computer monitor or I’m going blind from all that whacking off. Whatever the reason, I spent the majority of the day with a cool cloth over my eyes figuring that all the ‘news’ would be focused on rehasing the upcoming Affliction vs UFC battle this weekend.
But now we have news that Quinton Jackson has been arrested for hit and run and evading arrest:
Law enforcement sources tell us, Rampage was in a car crash near Newport Beach (that’s near Laguna Beach in the O.C.) and then split the scene. Cops gave chase and eventually caught up and charged him with felony hit and run and felony evading arrest.
Now I’d just like to remind everyone that Britney and Lindsay and half the other celebrities in California hit cars on a nearly daily basis and drive off. But when the big black man with the gigantic monster truck does it, the cops are all up his ass with guns drawn and ready to fire. This world sucks.
Anyways, my eyeballs are getting spotty so I’m gonna go back to lying on the couch. I’ll check back in every hour or so and update you guys when the mug shots come out.
**UPDATE** More pictures of the whole thing going down.
**UPDATE #2** Here’s the details on what exactly happened:
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.
**UPDATE #3** According to Kevin Iole, Dana White is flying over to bail Quinton Jackson out of jail.