UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich Arrested On Third Drunk Driving Charge

Miletich was arrested on Thursday morning for drunk driving.

Pat Miletich
Pat Miletich - Image credit @KWQC Instagram

Pat Miletich, a former UFC champion, and UFC Hall of Famer was arrested Thursday morning for drunk driving.

According to KWQC, Miletich was arrested by Bettendorf Police Department after a call came in reporting a drunk driver. Miletich allegedly was driving the wrong way and crossed an embankment and stopped at a Shell station when the Police officer got to him.

When the cop got to the UFC Hall of Famer, Miletich was sleeping at the wheel with his car idling, according to the police report.

“I observed the defendant asleep in the drivers’ seat of the above mentioned RAM 1500 while it was running,” an officer writes in the arrest affidavits about Pat Miletich. “The defendant left the vehicle in drive and had to be reminded several times to place the vehicle in park mode after officers had to wake him up.”

Miletich arrested for third time for drunk driving

After the cop got to him, Pat Miletich refused all field sobriety tests, blood tests, and a breathalyzer, although he admitted to drinking wine. The report states that Miletich reeked of alcohol and had slurred speech and an unsteady balance, while also having bloodshot eyes.

Miletich was officially arrested and booked at 6:16 a.m. local time, and released on a $5,000 bond at 7:59 a.m. It was his third time being arrested for a drunk driving charge, as he also had previous convictions in March 2019 and June 2021.

Pat Miletich last fought in 2008 and is  29-7-2 as a pro-MMA fighter. However, he is set to return in the main event of Caged Aggression on Oct. 14 in a grudge match against UFC veteran Mike Jackson.

As well, Miletich was in attendance for the press conference on Thursday evening, despite being arrested that morning for drunk driving. With it being his third offense, Miletich could face up to five years in prison and a fine.

Published on September 15, 2023 at 10:45 am
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