Orange County (Calif.) prosecutors formally charged former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson for his alleged role in a series of collisions that took place July 15 in Costa Mesa, Calif.
According to a report by the Associated Press, Jackson is being charged with felony evasion, reckless driving and driving against traffic as a result of the multi-vehicle collisions that took place on and near the 55 freeway. The AP also states that the Orange County prosecutor revealed Monday that Jackson will also face misdemeanor hit and run and reckless driving charges.
His arraignment has been scheduled for Thursday with his bail expected to be set at $25,000.
One of Jackson’s alleged victims during the collisions, 38-year old Holli Griggs, suffered a miscarriage following four months of pregnancy in the weeks that proceeded the incident involving Jackson. At the time, her fiance’ attributed the miscarriage to the alleged actions of Jackson, but according to Sherdog.com, the prosecutor’s office has decided not to charge Jackson in connection with Griggs’ miscarriage.
“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 the crash,” Orange County District Attorney’s Office spokesperson Farrah Emami is quoted as saying.
While the fact that Jackson is facing six charges in relation to his alleged actions is a serious matter, the revelation that there are no immediate plans to charge him in connection with the loss of Griggs’ child can only come as a huge relief for the charismatic star. If he had been charged in connection with the death of the child, it could have potentially meant the end of his fighting career.