A few weeks ago, Ultimate Fighter mega star Nick Diaz was arrested for DUI in California. The story becomes much more entertaining when apparently Diaz gets the bright idea to vomit the alcohol out of his system,~ hey he’s probably used the same method to make-weight, he must have thought it would also work for lowing an alcohol BAC level. Unfortunately for Nick, he was unable to perform, and his creativity only landed him two additional legal charges of obstructing a police DUI investigation and destroying evidence (aka, trying to puke out the booze).
Diaz landed the DUI at 2am on September 6th when he was stopped by CA police officers for committing a traffic violation. Upon questioning, the officers allegedly could smell odors of alcohol and visually noticed signs of intoxication. The 31 year-old pro figher was arrested for DUI and was taken into custody.
While at jail, police officers asked Diaz if he wanted to provide a blood sample or breath sample, Diaz chose the breath sample. While officers set up the breathalyzer machine, Diaz asked to use the restroom, where he tried to eliminate his DUI evidence. The police could hear the gagging and immediately stopped Diaz before he could “toss any cookies”. According to watch commander Sergeant Steve Maynard, Diaz’s attempt to vomit was considered a refusal to take the test. Here in Washington State, refusal of both the breath or blood test will result in even harsher penalties if found guilty of the DUI, than compared to someone who submits to either the breath or blood tests. Diaz was booked and charged with misdemeanor DUI, driving on a suspended license, obstruction of a police investigation, and destroying evidence. To make matters worse, this is Diaz’s second DUI within a year. Last November, Diaz was arrested and charged with DUI and unsafe speed for prevailing conditions.
Recently, sports agent Lloyd Pierson released statements on behalf of Diaz regarding the DUI arrest, “He is very sorry he has disappointed his fans, friends and family. Nick wants to take the opportunity to thank all his fans who have immediately reached out to him for unconditional support.”
With a much-anticipated fight ahead ~ UFC 183 Nick Diaz VS Anderson Silva ~ January 31, Diaz better get a strong criminal defense attorney to defend his rights and knockout his new legal charges.
Nick Diaz is due back in court on September 25th for his DUI arraignment.