UFC middleweight Chris Leben was arrested in Honolulu on suspicion of operating a vehicle while under the influence after losing control of his truck and crashing into the wall of a highway off-ramp at approximately 2:00 AM Tuesday morning. Leben is also said to have been driving without insurance or a license. He was released from custody after posting a thousand-dollar bond and has been given a court date of November 22nd to appear in front of a judge relating to the matter.
News of the arrest was reported by Hawaii News Now.
This week’s incident is not the first time “The Crippler” has been incarcerated for DUI. Leben was also put behind bars in Oregon for a little more than a month in 2008 for a charge linked to an earlier case involving the same offense.
The arrest could not have come at much worse a time for Leben, who has won his last three bouts and is currently scheduled to face Brian Stann at UFC 125 on New Year’s Day. However, it remains possible potential litigation or sentencing associated with the case could affect his availability for the event.