Spence Jr. charged with DWI following Ferrari crash
By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to the Dallas, Texas authorities, welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. was intoxicated when he crashed his Ferrari last Thursday. He has been charged with DWI from the accident.
Spence Jr. is out of the hospital, according to ESPN, after initially being in intensive care following the crash. He has been hit with a driving while intoxicated charged, which is a class B misdemeanor in Texas.
At the time of the accident, which his white Ferrari flipped over several times, Spence Jr. was not wearing a seat belt. As a result, he was ejected from the vehicle.
Before the car flipped over, it reportedly veered left over the center median, according to the authorities, into the southbound lanes, then flipped over.
“Mr. Spence has been released from the hospital and will need to address those charges,” the Dallas police spokesman said. “As for getting a speed of the vehicle, we will not be getting one. It was a single-car accident with no other criminal charges. Therefore, no reason to get a warrant to pull the [black box] of the vehicle.”
It was a miracle that Spence Jr. did not suffer any serious injuries. He did; however, suffer facial lacerations and broken teeth, according to ESPN.
The 29-year-old DeSoto, Texas native could be out for an extended period of time, as he recovers emotionally and psychically from the accident.
Spence Jr. is the World Boxing Council World Welterweight title holder. In addition, he is the International Boxing Federation World Welterweight title holder.
The southpaw has a perfect record, as he is 26-0, including 21 knockouts. He has knocked out his opponents in 80.77% of his fights.
His last bout came on Sept. 28 when he defeated Shawn Porter at The Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Spence Jr. escaped with a split decision win – the first split decision win of his career.