Former UFC fighter Dave Herman tased and arrested after police chase
Former UFC fighter Dave Herman was arrested early Tuesday morning and charged with several felonies after allegedly leading Indiana police on a car chase that ended with the heavyweight being tased by officers.
According to a report from the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Department via their Facebook page, Herman was traveling at high speed on the highway with no headlights or taillights and officers immediately attempted to stop the vehicle.
The report states Herman continued driving for another two to three miles with police in pursuit before finally pulling off an exit.
Herman allegedly parked his vehicle at a gas station, and according to police statements he exited the car and approached the officers in "an aggressive manner".
The report says Herman was given multiple warnings to stand down and get to the ground, but when he failed to do as the officers commanded they had to use tasers to finally take him into custody.
At the time of the stop, Herman was allegedly traveling with a female and a small child in the car with him as well.
The report states that Herman is being charged with multiple felonies including resisting arrest, battery against law enforcement and neglect of a dependant.
Herman last fought in the UFC in 2013 before being released after suffering four consecutive losses inside the Octagon.