http://mmajunkie.com/news/13179/hermes-franca-arrested-in-florida-on-dui-offense.mma UFC lightweight Hermes Franca arrested in Florida on DUI offense by MMAjunkie.com Staff on Nov 06, 2008 at 1:45 pm ET UFC lightweight Hermes Franca, an attendee at Wednesday's WEC 36 event in Hollywood, Fla., was arrested early Thursday morning in Jupiter, Fla., on a traffic offense for DUI. Franca was taken into custody at 2:38 a.m., according to an online arrest record on the Palm Beach Country Sheriff's Office website. He was released later in the morning under his own recognizance, a PCSFO spokesperson told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). The spokesperson could not release additional details of the arrest other than to say Franca had been arrested and subsequently released. Franca, 34, is a five-year UFC veteran and former top lightweight contender. He most recently defeated Marcus Aurelio via unanimous decision at Chicago's UFC 90 event on Oct. 25. Franca could not immediately be reached for comment.