UFC Fighter Josh Neer Arrested for Drunk Driving After High-Speed Chase

The Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Josh Neer is facing felony charges after he was arrested just after midnight New Year's Eve in Des Moines.

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The Des Moines Register reports that police had to chase Neer's Audi for more than 20 miles before he was stopped. At one point an officer even bumped Neer's car and forced him to spin out, but Neer managed to re-gain control of the car and keep going.

Neer, who reportedly drove over 100 mph in a 65 mph zone, was charged with felony eluding and second-offense operating while intoxicated.

Neer is scheduled to face Mac Danzig at UFC Fight Night 17 on February 7 in Tampa.

UPDATE: Josh Neer's Manager Claims Police Used Excessive Force.

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