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The Orange County District Attorney’s office has formally charged former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson for a July 15 hit-and-run melee that landed the popular fighter in jail.

In a press release issued on Monday, Jackson is accused of sideswiping two cars and subsequently fleeing Costa Mesa police officers as they attempted to stop him. In the short chase, Jackson allegedly damaged another car and nearly hit several pedestrians at a bus stop. His left front tire shredded, he eventually surrendered to police officers in nearby Newport Beach.

The 30-year-old Jackson has been 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.

His arraignment is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 28. Deputy District Attorney Keith Bogardus will request a $25,000 bail for the fighter.

Notably absent were charges related to Holli Griggs, a passenger in one of the cars that Jackson sideswiped. Griggs was 16 weeks pregnant with a boy when she miscarried two weeks after the incident. Orange County DA spokeswoman Farrah Emami told MMAWeekly.com that a subsequent investigation of the miscarriage did not implicate Jackson.

“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,” Emami said.


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I'v been away for a few days so I'm sorry if this has been posted but WOW!

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news to me

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Good to see it wasnt his fault that the woman had miscarriage. I feel sorry for the girl that lost her baby, but this should shut some people up.

So from what i understand is that he'll have to pay 25k and thats it?

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No that will keep him out of jail till his trial. Well there won't be a trial he will plead out.

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Posted by juanez13

Good to see it wasnt his fault that the woman had miscarriage. I feel sorry for the girl that lost her baby, but this should shut some people up.

So from what i understand is that he'll have to pay 25k and thats it?



He will be arrained on thursday and if he doesnt want to stay in jail untill his hearing he will have to pay 25k, but my guess is he wont do jail time....probably just probation and a huge fine....

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Posted by juanez13

Good to see it wasnt his fault that the woman had miscarriage. I feel sorry for the girl that lost her baby, but this should shut some people up.

So from what i understand is that he'll have to pay 25k and thats it?



Thats what I got from it. Yeah I was glad to see that wasn't his fault too. Hopefully this can all get sorted and Rampage can fight again soon.

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Posted by juanez13

Good to see it wasnt his fault that the woman had miscarriage. I feel sorry for the girl that lost her baby, but this should shut some people up.

So from what i understand is that he'll have to pay 25k and thats it?



No his bail is just at $25,000 that means someone has to pay a certain % of that money and hes free until his court date then he will be arrainged and get a sentencing from the court stemming from the 2 felonies.He might get some time..Im not sure how much because it may vary from state to state.

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Hopefully he is past all this, and moves on. I hope this does not derail his career too much, and he regains his fighting prowess.

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Posted by 40ouncetofreedom


Posted by juanez13

Good to see it wasnt his fault that the woman had miscarriage. I feel sorry for the girl that lost her baby, but this should shut some people up.

So from what i understand is that he'll have to pay 25k and thats it?



No his bail is just at $25,000 that means someone has to pay a certain % of that money and hes free until his court date then he will be arrainged and get a sentencing from the court stemming from the 2 felonies.He might get some time..Im not sure how much because it may vary from state to state.



25,000 isnt too bad really.
he'd have to pay 2,500 to a bondsman.

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this is not good, i don't think rampage can get out of this one i don't hink he will do 3 years but maybe 6 months and alot of probabtion and community service

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Good. Now all the baby killing arguments will cease. He'll probably just get probation for a couple years. I know someone who drove under the influence and sideswiped a few cars along the way. He evaded the police for a while to, at like 15mph though, and he only got two years probation so I'm expecting something similar. Of course being a superstar sometimes judges want to make an example.

Hopefully he can get on with his life now and keep his rampages to the cage and atari classics.

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This is a bummer. I really hope it doesn't interfere with the rumors of an upcoming fight against Shogun in december. I was really anticipating that fight happening.

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I wonder if he'll have to fight with the ankle brace on?

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Posted by 40ouncetofreedom


Posted by juanez13

Good to see it wasnt his fault that the woman had miscarriage. I feel sorry for the girl that lost her baby, but this should shut some people up.

So from what i understand is that he'll have to pay 25k and thats it?



No his bail is just at $25,000 that means someone has to pay a certain % of that money and hes free until his court date then he will be arrainged and get a sentencing from the court stemming from the 2 felonies.He might get some time..Im not sure how much because it may vary from state to state.




It is nice to see someone who knows what they are talking about

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