MMA veteran and current UFC fighter Josh Neer was arrested in Davenport, Iowa, after apparently hitting two cars then taking police on a high speed chase which eventually ended in near by Urbandale. Neer was taken in to custody and charged with suspicion of DUI, Hit and Run and Eluding Police. Here’s the report.
“[Neer] hit two cars. One of those happened to be a police car at 4th and Court Avenue. Neer took off and police chased him for twenty miles, hitting speeds of more than 100 miles per hour. Police tried a pit maneuver at 6th and Euclid Avenue to stop Neer. After that failed, Neer drove into Urbandale and eventually made it onto Interstate 80. That’s when Neer’s car blew a tire near the east mixmaster.”
Neers manager Mickey Dubberly responds:
“We are still looking into the matter as a lot of the facts are still unclear. We back Josh 100% in resolving this issue as quickly as possible and putting this matter behind us and moving forward. I know Josh on a personal and business level and he is a great person, fighter and loving father. We apologize to Josh’s , fans, family, friends and the UFC while we have to deal with this incident. We are very grateful that the UFC has supported Josh throughout his career and has given him the opportunity to be a co—main event. In no way do we ever want to bring any negativity towards the UFC as they have been nothing but great to Josh. Josh is already looking forward to put this incident behind him and is focusing on his fight with Mac Danzig. We would hope everyone would reserve judgment until all the facts are known in a court of law instead of just going off of here say. No further comments will be made until after the court hearing. Josh wants to thank his friends, fans, family ,training partners, UFC and everyone that stands behind him for supporting him through his career.”
Josh Neer is scheduled to take on Mac Danzig in the co-main event at UFC Fight Night 17 on February 7, from the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Fla.