Report: UFC Heavyweight Christian Morecraft charged with OUI after refusing breathalyzer

Aug. 7, 2010; Oakland, CA, USA; UFC fighter Christian Morecraft during the heavyweight bout in UFC 117 at the Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Here we go again.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight Christian Morecraft has joined the not-so-prestigious list of mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters to be popped for drinking and driving, after the New England native was arrested over the weekend for refusing to take a breathalyzer.

The Barnstable-Hyannis Patch reports:

Police stopped a motor vehicle in the vicinity of 480 Main Street, Hyannis. They arrested Christian C. Morecraft, 25, of Hyannis and charged him with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, driving so as to endanger, speeding and with driving with no license in possession.

Morecraft (7-3) was charged, by his own admission, with operating under the influence (OUI), after "having a few beers" with a bite to eat and then getting pulled over.

His Facebook apology (via CagePotato) after the jump.

"A good man is an honest man and i made a mistake, After a long work week and a good week of training I hit a speed bump, I beat myself I had a few beers and grabbed a bite to eat I got pulled over and asked to take a breathalyzer I refused so I was arrested and charged with an OUI ....I apologize to the community the UFC and CAPE COD INSULATION my family friends."

Morecraft, who's riding back-to-back knockout losses to Matt Mitrione (UFC on Versus 4) and Pat Barry (UFC on FX 3), joins such illustrious fighters as Jon Jones and Ross Pearson in the drunk driver's club.

"Bones" was bagged and tagged after wrapping his car around a utility pole last May in New York, while "The Real Deal" got pinched just a few weeks earlier in Las Vegas for the same offense.

Stay tuned for more details on Morecraft's fighting future as they become available.

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