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Derrick Lewis's Need for Speed: UFC Fighter Arrested for Reckless Driving

UFC heavyweight powerhouse Derrick Lewis found himself in hot water just days before his much-anticipated fight against Jailton Almeida at UFC Sao Paulo. The "Black Beast" was arrested and charged with reckless driving in Houston, leaving fans and authorities alike baffled by his need for speed.

The incident that led to Lewis's arrest occurred when he was allegedly caught racing through a 50 mph zone at an eye-popping 136 miles per hour. His actions displayed a blatant disregard for both the safety of others and property, prompting law enforcement to take swift action.

According to court records, Lewis was officially charged on October 25 for his alleged misconduct behind the wheel. He was accused of driving with "willful and wanton disregard for the safety of persons and property by driving at a high rate of speed and changing lanes in an unsafe manner." It was a dangerous display of recklessness that ultimately led to his arrest.

The arrest unfolded when Lewis sped past a law enforcement officer in a blazing red Lamborghini, clocking nearly three times the legal speed limit while weaving in and out of traffic. It's a move that could have easily resulted in disaster and puts the safety of other road users at risk.

As a result of his reckless driving, Lewis now faces a misdemeanor charge, which, if he is convicted, could land him in jail for up to 30 days and result in a hefty fine of up to $200. This couldn't have come at a worse time for the fighter, with his impending match in Sao Paulo drawing near.

In the midst of this controversy, Derrick Lewis remains a prolific figure in the UFC, holding the record for the most knockouts in the organization's history. The timing of his arrest couldn't be worse, occurring just as he gears up to face Almeida in the main event in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Despite the legal trouble, fans eagerly await the bout as Lewis continues his journey in the octagon, having recently signed a new multi-fight contract with the UFC after reaching free agency in July.


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