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Quinton Jackson Charged With Two Felonies, Four Misdemeanors

Quinton JacksonThe Orange County District Attorney’s office on Tuesday charged former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson with two felonies and four misdemeanors following a July hit-and-run incident and car chase that resulted in Jackson’s arrest.

Jackson was charged with one felony count of evading while driving recklessly, one felony count of evading a peace officer and driving against traffic, three misdemeanor counts of hit and run with property damage, and one misdemeanor count of reckless driving.

If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison.

Jackson will be arraigned on Thursday, August 28th, in Santa Ana, California. Bail will be set at $25,000.

Following an initial collision with a vehicle, Jackson fled the scene but was quickly spotted by a police officer who noticed Jackson driving on a flat tire and talking on his cell phone. The officer attempted to stop Jackson but he instead led police on a brief chase, wrecking into another vehicle and nearly hitting several pedestrians before surrendering.

Jackson was not charged in the miscarriage of Holli Griggs, a passenger in one of the vehicles Jackson collided with who subsequently had a miscarriage 16 weeks into her pregnancy.

“We reviewed all the medical records and spoke with the victim’s physician, and the evidence showed that the loss of the fetus was not related to or a result of the crash caused by the defendant,” said Orange County spokeswoman Farrah Emami.

Jackson is expected to return to the octagon in December against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

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