Less than a week after surviving a terrifying rollover crash in his Ferrari, WBC/IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. could be facing some legal consequences.
The Dallas Police Department released a statement Wednesday announcing that it had charged Spence with driving while intoxicated, a class B misdemeanor.
Just in: DPD has released an update on Errol Spence Jr. pic.twitter.com/kl9yOFNGuW— Bryan Armen Graham (@BryanAGraham) October 16, 2019
In Texas, a DWI is defined as operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content greater than 0.08 percent. The class B level of charge, however, indicates Spence’s BAC wasn’t above 0.15 percent.
Spence was not wearing seat belt, escaped crash with minimal injury
The one-car crash in question occurred early Thursday morning when Spence’s car crossed the median of a Dallas road and rolled over several times. Spence, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the car.
The crash occurred less than a month after Spence’s split-decision win over Shawn Porter in Los Angeles on Sept. 28 to improve his record to 26-0 and unify the welterweight titles. The 29-year-old Spence is currently ranked as the No. 4 pound-for-pound boxer in the world by Yahoo Sports.
A nearby security camera captured the incredible crash in action.
#BREAKING Exclusive video from a nearby security camera shows the crash that injured Championship Boxer Errol Spence Jr when he lost control of his Ferrari and it rolled multiple times ejecting him. Fortunately he survived and expected to be ok pic.twitter.com/2Z1xh9DDiA— J.D. Miles (@jdmiles11) October 10, 2019
Spence was hospitalized after the accident, and somehow escaped that crash with no broken bones. He did sustain some facial lacerations.
Minutes before the Dallas P.D. released its statement, Spence sent out his first message since the crash, saying “No broken bones I’m a savage!!” on his Instagram story. The post has since been deleted.
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