Bonnar Arrested For DUI, Resisting Arrest
Stephan Bonnar was arrested on Sunday, after a group of concerned citizens (one armed with a gun), would stop the UFC Hall Of Famer after a car crash in Nevada.
Per TMZ, witnesses would claim Bonnar was driving erratically, fearing he would hurt someone. The citizens would ground Bonnar and keep him down until the police arrived. Bonnar would be charged for DUI, resisting arrest, and unsafe driving and have bail set at $22,000.
Police claim that the former UFC star was speeding more than 90 MPH on Sunday, until the incoherent fighter would be physically restrained by good Samaritans.
Witness Katie Dyer, 29 said: “If nobody had stopped him I think he would be dead.
“He was going to hit something, whether it was a car or a wall, and another person could have died.”
Dyer was a part of a convoy of the Jeep club JeepFam heading into Las Vegas, when she saw Bonnar’s red Cadillac dart across the midsection of the road.
Footage filmed by her 10-year-old son, Chance, shows Bonnar crawling along, straddling the emergency lane and holding up traffic.
Passing truckers would arrange their vehicles in a line across the road, which brought the convoy to a standstill at around 2 p.m.
The front bumper of his red car is smashed up and a yellow luggage tie — used by the motorists to detain him until police arrived — hangs from the driver-side door.
Dyer, a pediatric nurse, said: “We were coming on the I-15 southbound into Las Vegas and he came across the dirt, coming into the south. He didn’t stop or wait or anything, he came straight out into the traffic and he was very lucky.”
“We have radios, so we said, ‘Who is calling the police?’ One of our people caught up to him and he seemed to be laying down. He wasn’t sitting up in the driver’s seat. He was going from shoulder to shoulder, from the emergency lane all the way across. Two truckers had slowed down to stop him.
“We carried on and boxed our Jeeps around him. There were six of us. We slowly stopped with the box around him.”
“By the time we got over there, his eyes weren’t open, and he wasn’t moving.
“We were trying to find his keys, but he wakes up.”
Trooper Jason Buratczuk of the Nevada Highway Patrol said: “Witnesses were reporting speeds of over 90 miles per hour and unsafe lane changes.
“When the trooper arrived on scene he observed the driver of the Cadillac had been physically restrained by citizens and appeared to be incoherent.”
Bonnar would then attempt to resist arrest as police would attempt to handcuff him, before a group of citizens and police officers would restrain Bonnar
As cops tried to place handcuffs on him, Bonnar woke up and began to resist. With help from the citizens, cops eventually got him cuffed and transported him to a nearby station where he was booked for 3rd-degree felony DUI.
Medical staff also responded to the scene and determined nothing was medically abnormal, he was just drunk.