Simply days ahead of his battle versus Jailton Almeida at UFC Sao Paulo Derrick Lewis was jailed and charged with negligent driving in Houston after he was busted for apparently speeding at 136 miles per hour in a 50 miles per hour zone.
Lewis, 38, was apprehended and later on launched on a $100 individual recognizance bond, with his next court date arranged on Dec. 27. ABC13 in Houston initially reported the arrest.
Based upon court records, Lewis was charged on Oct. 25 after he presumably drove his lorry with “willful and wanton neglect for the security of individuals and residential or commercial property by driving at a high rate of speed and altering lanes in a hazardous way.”
Lewis was pulled over after he drove past a police officer, supposedly speeding in a red Lamborghini at almost 3 times the legal speed limitation while likewise weaving in and out of traffic.
Lewis, who holds the record for the most knockouts in UFC history, deals with a misdemeanor charge as an outcome of his arrest. If founded guilty, Lewis confronts 30 days in prison and/or a fine of approximately $200.
The timing of his arrest comes simply as Lewis prepares to deal with Almeida in the primary occasion in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Saturday. It’s the very first defend Lewis given that he tattooed a brand-new multi-fight agreement to stick with the UFC after reaching totally free firm with a win over Marcos Rogerio de Lima in July.