Barely 24 hours since being arrested in Costa Mesa, Calif., on charges of felony evasion, reckless driving and hit-and-run,
The former UFC light heavyweight champion wasn't arrested, but rather escorted by Irvine Police for mental evaluation after reports were filed of him being a possible threat to himself and others.
On Tuesday, Jackson was arrested by the Costa Mesa Police Department following a high-speed chase down Newport Boulevard that allegedly involved multiple collisions between the custom painted pick-up truck that Jackson was identified as driving and other vehicles. He was also reported to have crossed over the median into oncoming traffic and running red lights, causing pedestrians to flee out of the way before Jackson was taken into custody.
Jackson's pick-up is detailed by a custom camouflage paint job with his likeness and sponsor logos emblazoned across the side.
Handfield said Jackson remains with mental health professionals. Due to HIPAA laws, however, specific information into Jackson's condition hasn't been confirmed.
"It sounds like he had a nervous breakdown," McCullough told paper. "It all just got to be too much for him."
The paper also received input from those on the scene of the car crashes Tuesday, including a pregnant 38-year-old woman, Holli Griggs, who was hospitalized after her Cadillac Escalade was side-swiped on the 55 freeway. Injuries to the mother-to-be and fetus have yet to be confirmed.
After his arrest Tuesday night, Jackson was released from Costa Mesa jail on $25,000 overnight bail.